Nobody in L.A. forgot. (And if any people didn’t know, they never liked baseball anyway.)
Wait. Did I miss it? Drat.
Frazz didn’t forget, he just didn’t pay attention enough to know.
Kid’s a versatile thinker.
Baseball-hating during the hot stove league. Odd. Shouldn’t you be busy dishing out heaping helpings of disdain for football at this time of year, Frazz?
Back in WW2, a question asked of unknown “American” soldiers suspected of being English-speaking German infiltrators in disguise was “Who won the World Series?”, on the theory that that’s something that every American would know. This was when NFL players were being paid $500 a week if the take at the gate could afford it.
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It’s not very American of me, but I generally don’t do a lot of identifying with professional athletes. They feel so foisted upon me. They play sports that don’t interest me, they wear a uniform that represents my city but they’re rarely actually from, or even live in, my city, and they live a lifestyle I just can’t relate to. I don’t have anything against them. I just can’t bring myself to see any more of a connection than I have with any other person I’ve never met.
And yet, there’s Frazz, wearing a t-shirt with Justin Verlander’s initials on it. Verlander pitched for the Detroit Tigers for a long time, and pitched very well, often on days when the rest of the team could not figure out, at all, how to hit the ball when it was thrown by the other team’s pitcher. That had to be frustrating. And while I can’t quite relate to his level of ultraspecialized talent, who can’t relate to frustration? And who doesn’t like a happy ending, whether they can relate to it or not? Verlander got traded away from the Tigers to the Houston Astros just in time to win a World Series. And while there’s not a single individual element of that story I should care about, I kind of liked the whole thing.
Kate Upton’s finance was on the Astros. they got married last weekend. Mr and Mrs Upton are now honeymooning somewhere she can afford.
How could you forget? You have a JV shirt on.
July 31, 2013