Beer and Prejudice

papi_manny.jpgI really should be talking about all the seismic events that have shaken the baseball universe over the past few days. New steroids revelations, gigantic trades, even bigger non-trades and it seems like each game has a bit more of an edge. But there’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said better by someone else. And that’s why I’m going to talk about a subject less fraught with peril. A subject that is not subject to the nefariousness of political infighting. A subject that is plainly, simply oh so delicious.

Beer.

Yep, beer. You can get it at a ballpark. You can sit at home drinking it while watching a ballgame. It’s social, it’s private and it’s not subject to politics. It’s not like the political discourse of a nation is going to suddenly hinge on the idea of four guys sitting around drinking a frosty brewed beverage while there are huge problems like health care staring us in the face. Right? Right?

Seriously man! When did beer become so important in politics? Don’t get me wrong, beer is important. I wouldn’t want to live in a world without beer (a somewhat ironic statement given my current circumstances). But beer as a prop in an oddly inflammatory racial brouhaha? What’s next, baseball getting pulled into a Supreme Court nomination?

Man, I really should just keep my mouth shut.

Happy Saturday!

-A

2 Comments

Allen – thanks. I hadn’t seen the video of the 4 chuckle heads drinking beer often enough on my local news….sigh….

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

too funny…….there isn’t a day goes by where the worlds problems aren’t solved by some guys sitting or falling around over an ice cold brewski or two or three or four…. hic hic…. nice one….
Outside the Phillies Looking In
http://devilabrit.mlblogs.com

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