Ruminations on Pennsylvania and Ohio
With the upcoming Pennsylvania primary poised to settle things for the Democratic nomination, it got me to thinking about that wonderful state. But now I have a question. How did the Phillies and the Pirates both end up in the NL? The Eagles and the Steelers are in different leagues. Every city that has two teams in the same sport places them in different leagues. Even the Cardinals and Royals are in different leagues and god bless ’em but there ain’t much else that Missouri can get right. So, how did this happen? (That’s a rhetorical question because I have no idea.) Anyway, it kind of worries me because if Pennsylvania goes and gets it wrong like Ohio just did, we could be in for a tough electoral (and baseball) season. And their history doesn’t really inspire any hope in me.
Speaking of history, I’d like to thank Mr. Lung for bringing up a very important point in his recent post, Denounce and Reject. How is it possible that in today’s age of steroid fueled sporting achievements, a true legend is left out of the Hall of Fame because of an unfortunate addiction? Was Micky Mantle left out because he was a drunk? The ongoing Rose snub is probably one of baseball’s greatest injustices and deserves to be remedied.
Maybe later on when my mind is less scrambled I’ll write something that actually means something.