Friday, February 18, 2011

Woke up thinking of Montell Jordan. Must be spring training.

I'm not sure what was going on this morning.  When I woke up, I was thoroughly confused on what day it was.  But, oddly, it wasn't panicked confusion like so many mornings.

No stress over work, things on my checklist, or the fact that I still had to see "The King's Speech" before the Oscars.

I don't know if it was the fact that Mother Nature gave us a (brief) respite from the brutal winter.  The fact that I actually got some exercise yesterday and slept like a rock. Whether it was the Cavs playing .667 basketball over the past 3 games. Maybe it's that we're heading into a three day weekend.  Or maybe it's just that spring break (whoops, I mean Spring Training for those not named Miguel Cabrera) is finally here.

But when I realized it was Friday , not Thursday, immediately I had a huge flashback. To some song lyrics that, to be honest, I'd be totally okay with never hearing again.

It's Friday night, and I feel all right...

For some, that meant cheesy nights at the bars in the Flats or on High Street in Columbus.  But for many (including me), it's a flashback to Kenny, Carlos, Omar, and all the 1995 Indians.

The Montell Jordan song that was ubiquitous during the spring and summer of 1995 was the Indians' unofficial theme song in the locker room after so many insane come from behind victories.  A season that will never be forgotten by Indians fans, like water to a parched man in the desert.  The season featured so many crazy comebacks, in fact, that the Indians gave away a fantastic CD with all the calls from Herb Score and Tom Hamilton commemorating the game during the 1996 season.  (I still have it on my iPod, and here's the "Wow" Manny Ramirez-Dennis Eckersley game. Jump to the 6:50 mark for instant gratification.)

So basically, this Friday did start out all right.

Hope Springs Eternal.

If you are so inclined, the music video is after the jump.