Sunday, September 7, 2008
Day 29: No Game, Portland, Ore; September 6
Today we simulate what we hope will be tomorrow's Yankee performance by having me (Mike Mussina) pitch 8 innings of shutout ball by driving about 800 plus miles in 16 hours and then Scott (emulating Mariano Rivera) coming in to close with a perfect ninth by driving the last two hours and 100 plus miles to Portland. We start the day posing for pictures near the Golden Gate Bridge with Breast Cancer Survivors who are on a 60 mile walk. We drive all day as if we are trying to escape the mob and/or law enforcement by logging an incredible 18 hours. Highlights include beautiful coastal jaunts in both CA and Oregon, hugging a huge red wood tree, a mad dash to the Pacific Ocean, coming up a one-in-a-million business idea together, posing with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox at a tourist trap, and meeting my friend Chris John for lunch in Arcadia, CA. Another highlight includes accidentally ignoring a detour sign and continuing on a road that eventually has no bridge only to be stopped by a cop who questions our sobriety (wrongly) and the informs us we probably don't have enough gas to make it to the nearest gas station. Do we run out of gas? You bet your Jeep we don't! Yankees/Seattle here we come!