One of my favourite words in the dictionary is lollygagging.
It means, to waste time by puttering aimlessly, or to dawdle.
The word sparked a great interaction on Twitter, when I tweeted during the first period of last night’s Leafs-Avalanche game.
I wrote, “That was the laziest, lollygagging power play I’ve seen in forever. #Leafs”
That triggered a response from Glen @OskieOckham, who retorted, “There’s no lollygagging in the #MLBPostseason game in Detroit right now. #Leafs”
And you know what, he was right.
In game # 42 or 83 or 146 of baseball’s regular season, you’ll notice the odd lollygagger.
Heck, if you watched any of the Blue Jays games this season, you would’ve seen some of it.
But the baseball playoffs always bring out the best, and sometimes worst, in players.
And its because they’re always going 1,000 miles an hour, keyed in on the next play, knowing it could decide whether your team wins or loses.
It’s really no different in other sports, including hockey.
I just wanted to see a pinch of that intensity on Toronto’s first period man advantage last night.