Bipartisan Artisans

Surprise, surprise.  Tiger fan and irresponsible baseball blogger Allen Krause blasphemies the grand achievements of our national pastime by belittling the .400 batting average, I put him in his place by blasting him for it and he goes absolutely silent — no rebuttal, no defense, no comment.

Welcome to Red State Blue State — where US Americans come to read about baseball and politics while watching me debate an imaginary friend.  Mr. Krause, if you’re out there, holla.

I suppose this is fundamental of any dispute: one person (me) is right and the other (Al) is wrong and the wrong one tends to get lost among the exactitude of the right.  RSBS is not immune to this.  There is no gray, middle ground — not here.  Sure, I am aware that my loud anecdotal quips of baseball-politico wisdom may just be too intimidating for my opponent to handle, but there’s a time when one has to go to bat and that time is now, Al.

As a strong believer in the imminent change of hope politics on the horizon of this great nation, I too hope that some day Allen and I can come together, despite our differences, for the good of RSBS, for the good of baseball, for the good of the people… much like these pairings:

Obama/McCain Side By Side at Tim Russert Memorial
Tim Russert was a paragon of intestinal fortitude — a man I strive to emulate — and as he was remembered today, I couldn’t help but think about his great big smile (wherever he is) watching these two candidates side by side honoring his memory, his guts, his vigor.  As an American, that image stuck out to me — made me proud. 

So long, Tim.

Mark & Sammy
It may seem like a stretch, but it’s not: McCain/Obama, Repulicans/Democrats, Cubs/Cardinals.  Generally speaking, they strongly dislike one another.  McCain and Obama at the memorial today reminded me of that magical summer of 1998, when natural enemies Mark McGwire (a Cardinal) and Sammy Sosa (a Cub) came together and put on a magnificent display of power, destroying the single season homerun record in a derby-like fashion that captivated the entire nation.

Of course, now we know they were cheating, which kind of kills the ‘magical’ part, but cheating or not, they were side by side, laughing, fist pumping, scratching their balls.

sosa_mcgwire1998.jpg…which leads me to a pairing of scratching heads:

Cardinals & Cubs Fans 2008

So far this year, Cardinals fans are asking themselves: “How are we this good?”

So far this year, Cubs fans are asking themselves: “How are we this good?”

At least we can agree on something…

Don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.

Peace,

Jeffy

2 Comments

As long as we draw the line at scratching each others’ balls, I’m good with this peace and love thing. 8)

Michael Norton
Some Clubhouse

I agree, Michael, that mutual ball scratching is as far as we will take it. Ha!

–Jeff

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