“…the sun is shining bright.
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light;
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout,
But there is no joy in…” Beantown, Boston Red Sox have STRUCK OUT!
Apologies to fellow Bay StaterÂ Ernest ThayerÂ for tweaking the last line of his 1888 poem “Casey At the Bat,” but is it any wonder the final stanza came to mind Wednesday night when our beloved Hometown Team fell yet again to the New York Yankees in whatÂ turned out to be the Sox’s eighth straight loss, their 93rd of the season?
You win some, you lose 93. BaseballÂ canÂ be a heartbreaking game, and this worst-since-1965-record has left some Sox fans with, well, a bad taste in the mouth.
But, hey! It’s not like we haven’t dealt with loss before, and…and…baseball’s not the only game in town. So why dwell on the negatives when the Red Sox can rebuild and we can pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and find tasty consolation at Jules!
It’s fall cookie season…
…so we checked in with Jules’Â Assistant Pastry Chef Wilmar Aristizabal,Â whose whimsically decorated leaves not only leave a great taste in the mouth, they also make us smile. Especially when Wilmar scatters them on a platter with acorns and pumpkins.
Other sweet, seasonal favorites from Jules include Hermits and Pumpkin Tea Bread, but notÂ Limited EditionÂ Candy Corn Orios.Â (Kraft Foods US can take credit for those!)
Instead and as always, Jules will beÂ be offering fresh-baked Halloween fare, quickly followed by treats for Thanksgiving and Hanukkah and Christmas, including–Wilmar reminds us–“cookies galore!”Â
And then, before you know it…
April Fool’s Day 2013 the Red Sox and Yankees play ball!
We don’t know about you, but by the time the Red Sox’s April 8, 2013 Home Opener against the Orioles arrivesÂ weÂ plan toÂ be singing the verse to lyricistÂ Ira Gershwin’sÂ “Fun To Be Fooled,” while simultaneously placing an order for fresh-baked Opening Day Cookies from Jules.
Spring is here,
I’m a fool if I fall again;
And yet, I’m enthralled
By its call again…
Between now and then, we want to wish all current and former members of the Red Sox a restorative off-season, as well as cloudless skies over Fenway and grass that grows greener than ever whenÂ play begins anew.
Candy Corn Oreos: Kraft Foods
Red Sox Opening Day Cookies: Wilmar Aristisabal
All other photos: Liz MuirÂ