As I watched the Elf knock one out last night to put the Sox up by two in the very first inning, I was already feeling a sweet Bud Light glow. But then one of the guys at the bar turned to his mates and said, “Holy crap, Pedroia just jacked one.”
And right there, I decided that my absolute least favorite expression signifying “home run” is “jacking one.”
I have a limit as to how many times I want the image of Dustin Pedroia or Youkbacca “jacking one” bouncing around in my head. And that limit is “none.” On the other hand, if, say, Heidi Watney is jacking something, I wanna hear all about that shit.
Regardless, I’ll certainly take the win. And when it comes on a night that the Yanks and Rays lose, that’s even better. We are now a mere three games out of first in the East, and looking for the sweep tonight. Remember, tonight’s game has been pushed up to 6:10pm, so that everyone can get home in time to catch “The Mentalist” on CBS.