Thursday, March 5, 2009

Why Am I Still A Baseball Fan?

I'm not sure. I feel fairly certain though, that baseball doesn't want me to be a fan. I can sense as much in the desparity in team salaries and skyrocketting ticket prices. I'm constantly reminded by the media that baseball doesn't care about me every time I turn on ESPN to find the Yankees playing the Angels or the Red Sox playing the Mets. I can't remember Buster Onley ever mentioning the Reds in his "The good, the bad, and the ugly" segment on Mike and Mike in the Morning. Why would he? Baseball hates me.

I know the Reds organization doesn't care about my loyalty. All this has happened since the last time they went to the playoffs:
- Kentucky has 2 National Championships and 87 SEC Titles*
- The internet and cell phones have been invented by Al Gore**
- Haiti has seen 15 different Presidents***
- Our solar system has lost a planet****
- Late Night with Conan O'Brien has come and gone*****
Just this past season they traded away my favorite current player, Ryan Freel, to the Baltimore Orioles. That one really cut me deep, even though they've been trading away their best talent for decades.

I guess last season exemplifies why I'm still a fan. More specifically, the Tampa Bay Rays do. If they can go to the series, with a team salary of 20 bucks, why can't the Reds? That's right, there's no reason we can't. So that's my prediction for the season, Reds in 6 over the A's in October.

*Not quite
**Not entirely true
***Close to true
****Actually True

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Favorite Movie Performances

I really wanted to come up with my top five, but these three stand out so much above any others I could think of at the time. Let me know yours.

1. Val Kilmer has Doc Holliday

2. Heath Ledger as Joker

3. Jeff Bridges as The Dude

Friday, January 30, 2009

Too Bad Nobody Will Read This

I apologize for neglecting this blog and focusing only on the Haiti blog, but make no promises that it won't happen again. What do you care? You're not even a real person since I'm sure all the real ones have given up on this blog. And for good reason.

I've recently fallen in love with hot tea. I've drank it on occassion in the past, but never with any idea of what I was doing during the preperation. Recently I've worked harder at making it better and it has certainly paid off. It's really, really good. No, no, thank you Jonny Walls.

My only fear is that by consuming hot tea I will feel as if I'm special because of it, and maybe even better than those that don't drink it. You know the feelings, "Oh, look at me, I'm drinking tea, I'm fancy!" Maybe you don't, maybe I'm crazy.

With my already established love of sweet tea, tea now ranks right up there with Ale8 and Mountain Dew. What ranks atop your drink list?