I’ve been getting a kick out of the baseball analogies of late. There’s one thing that is bothering me. Why does the National League get dubbed the “Nationalist” League? I’ve never been a big fan of the AL. There’s something about designated hitters that just doesn’t feel right. It’s like a bail out. Pitchers should get up to the plate and make something happen or strike out just like all the other players.
So true. Designated hitters are like mini-Bernankes.
Also, I had to give credit to this reader, FS, for the sheer passion and wit in this email:
Your dribble about the Red Sox is nonsense. They are a team that acquires .250 hitters that once in Fenway become .350 hitters because they learn how to take advantage of that antiquated, bandbox stadium. They have a poor road record because they are outside their little green monster antiquated dump which should be torn down. That dump has produced more record holders than it deserves—like Astro turf produced Pete Rose the bumper pool hitter. Beat it into the ground and get an infield hit that bounces high into the sky. [Here's my favorite part:] The team, as I have mentioned before, is a bunch of losers like their sick fans. They cause trouble with every team that enters that band box, and hide behind their tools of ignorance. How they become 50 on the LBS must be a trick of your biased mind. In fact, they smell and stink with no discipline like Congress. Specifically Frank, Reid, Pelosi, Kennedy, and the rest of those sick supposed representatives. The only exception being Ron Paul.
So, playing at Fenway Park is like being bailed out with every home game. Perhaps Fenway itself is like a mini-Henry Paulson.
11:44 pm on October 28, 2009 Email Ryan McMaken