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28 October 2009 @ 12:51 pm
Baseball and Politics  
The Governator is a Clever Jerk. Explaining why he vetoed a particular bill, Arnold sent out the letter quoted above. But cleverly, the first letter of each line spelled out a message. Despite it being kinda dickish to do, I can appreciate the gesture because A) it's subtle B) I may have done the same thing to profess a crush in the program for one of the musicals I did in high school.

In other news, Zeke forwarded me a blog post by comedian Michael Ian Black, saying, essentially, why everyone should be Yankees fans. My response:

He makes it sound like the Orioles lose every day. They don't. They win ~40% of the time. And not against teams that they are strictly better than. They won 5 games against the Yankees in 2009. Part of the allure of baseball is following the team from spring training, where you see the team for all its disparate parts, and you don't know whether or not the team will be good or not. If they're good after spring training its a surprise. If they win against the Yankees, it's unexpected. When you get something when you expected nothing, it feels good. If they lose, then you can gripe. Meanwhile, if you're a Yankees fan, what glory do you get if they win? Self congratulatory "I was right" back pats? But if they lose, its negative karma.

Baseball ultimately is an incredibly complex game, and when you don't know what's going to happen, it's exciting. But if you expect to win all the games, and then don't, you leave disappointed.

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That being said, the World Series this year is a lose-lose-lose situation for Mets fans. Oh look, there's football on!
 
 
 
Rachel Marie :o)spychicr on October 28th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
Here's my reason why you should vote root for the Phils:

Our fans aren't arrogant asshats. They're meanies, for sure, but that's better than being arrogant asshats. Way better. And we'll admit to being meanies. Yankees fans, I feel, they act like they owned the earth before they stepped foot onto the place.

Also, National League pride man.

...You don't give a crap about football, do you? Because if you're a Giants fan too, then I will enjoy rivalrying with you about that as well. :oD
David!!hawaiianshirts on October 28th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but you guys won last year. Do you know who the last team to win two consecutive games was? That's right: The Yankees.

And, no, I don't care about football. But that's my only option.