— Benjamin Franklin (1705 – 1790)
So? Maybe those troubles would actually be worth it, Benji. Ever think of that? Probably not.
Because you’re dead.
But if you were alive I don’t think you’d see the harm in my team having a good run like the Yankees did in ’96, ’98, ’99 and 2000 if it meant I’d have to endure a decade of them being awful. I do remember the ’90s I’ll have you know.
So let’s just entertain this idea for a second and ask the baseball gods to grant me these three wishes:
May the Cardinals Reach the Post-Season
Doesn’t seem like this is still out of reach but I feel like I better wish for it anyway. The rest of the schedule appears to support the possiblity: three games with the Cubs — who have proven thus far in September that they are still the Cubs — and then the Pirates, Reds, three more with the Cubs, then the Diamondbacks and Reds to finish out the season. Excluding the NL Central leaders, it doesn’t seem like that tough of a task.
Then again, “the Cardinals shouldn’t have made it this far” say the baseball pundits.
May the Palin Hype Be Exposed for What It Actually Is: HYPE
Yeah, I know it’s asking a lot to have the baseball gods interfere in politics, but this is important… very important. Sure, she’s attractive. She’s sassy. She’s got that sparkly star-quality that has been absent from the GOP since the Reagan years. But does she really warrant this?
I think as the double standard dissolves, the hair comes down and we US Americans get a handle on what she really stands for (teaching creationism in schools, taking away a woman’s right to choose, making sure firearms are still readily available) people will get a clue and start digging on those issues. Having Palin one literal heartbeat away from the highest office in the world is pretty scary s*** if you ask me.
May Successful Baseball Players Learn Not to Injure Themselves In Frustration and Damage Their Teams’ Chances at Making a Playoff Run
Carlos Quentin slamming his wrist against his bat because he was upset that he struck out was not cool. Carlos Quentin slamming his wrist against his bat (because he was upset that he struck out) and subsequently ending his season was definitely not cool. Didn’t anyone learn anything from Kevin Brown? If your name is Donnie Dolittle and you ride the bench, fine, go ahead and take yourself out of the lineup indefinitely. But if you’re the catalyst for everything that has been good for the surprise Southsiders this season, then you certainly need to grow up and NOT hurt yourself.
Thankfully, the Sox aren’t out of the playoff hunt because of this, but they are a million times better with Quentin in the lineup.
These are the only things I ask for, folks. That’s it. Nothing else…
But before I go, I’d like to introduce Gov. Palin to Bill Maher:
You can hate him. You can hate me. But don’t hate us ‘cuz we’re right.