Tuesday, August 5, 2008
i was listening to pieces of the yankee's postgame show this week, and i noticed something that was bothering me for a long time: not a single player can string together a full sentance without stumbling for words. even the american players, don't sound too smart. obviously these guys are getting paid millions of dollars every year to work on their pitching abilities; not their language syntax. but they all sound so dumb. i had always been a yankee fan, and a fan of baseball in general, but now i only listen to games when i'm driving and can't listen to music. if you think about it, the whole baseball franchise is a millions of dollars poured in to grown men's fantasies. everywhere you look you see it creeping up. homepages at work, speeddials on cellphones, set stations in the car, email updates...adults who have long ago left the backyard diamond of their childhoods and entered corporate america have left themselves small portals in which they can escape back to their dreams of the past.