Dramatic and Devastating

Did I forget to say “Happy Autumn” last week? If I did, I truly apologize. I guess I figured that most RSBS readers had already figured out the change of season. It’s usually pretty evident from the bite in the air, the start of the football season and the Mets’ annual late-season choke.

And it’s even better this year with the Yankees relegated to the sidelines. In fact, except for some minor concerns (the credit crisis and imminent depression, Michigan’s loss to Notre Dame), things couldn’t be much better right now.

But I can’t just leave it at that. That’s not how I roll. No, just like my buddy John McCain, I need to make a “dramatic and devastating” statement.
http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/video_player/view/default/swf.jhtml
And here it is: I will not write any more mean things about either the Republican Presidential nominee or the Republican Vice Presidential nominee. Like my mother always told me, if you can’t say anything nice, just don’t say anything at all.

Instead, it’s only going to be important, sports-based commentary as we shift our focus towards the ongoing playoff races. For instance, have you been watching those Mets, Phillies  and Brewers as they battle for the NL wild card? Or how about the dogfight between the White Sox and Twins in the AL Central? And what about that USC-Oregon State shocker Thursday night? And…uh, well, and…

….I’m sorry. I just can’t do it. I mean, have you seen this:

This is Bill Buckner-esque. I have very low expectations when it comes to our elected officials but at this point I think I’d rather have Harry Caray as VP. I’d rather have Joe Buck. Hell, I’d rather have Erin Andrews and you all know my views on her.

You know what’s beautiful, though? Even though we have no control over the playoff races and what happens to our teams, we do have a say in who gets elected in November. And that’s why I want to take this opportunity to urge any RSBS readers out there who aren’t already registered to make sure they do it soon. If you aren’t or you just aren’t sure, here’s a great site that will help you either figure out where you are registered or take you through the process for the first time. It doesn’t matter if you “Rock the vote” or “Vote or die.” What matters is that you vote.

-A

3 Comments

O.K. I’ll vote if you promise to say something nice about the Yankees.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Jeff, thanks, it’s exciting getting to October, maybe we’ll even win a game this time, heh. And it’s all thanks to your Cards, since we haven’t managed to win since the clincher (the Pads and Jints are out for blood).

Thanks for the vid with Palin on Couric. I feel like the Apes at the end of Spaceballs right about now.

-John
http://northstateblues.mlblogs.com

Jane, I’ll see what I can do. I mean, I do like Giambi’s mustache. That’s something, right? But all kidding aside, I do respect true fans of the game and I think the non-Neanderthal Yankee fans fit that bill.

John, glad you’re enjoying Palin’s witticisms and retorts. Or absence thereof. And you guys are in a good place heading into the playoffs. Definitely a better place than my Tigers.

-A

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