Yesterday was Opening Day and even though the Yankees won and the Orioles and Red Sox both lost, after six months of nothing but football and basketball it still feels like a gulp of air following a season under water. It feels like spring is actually here now. Yesterday in the parking lot at college I saw two guys in the parking lot tossing a football back and forth. I drove on by, shaking my head, thinking, "Now I know how Moses felt when he came down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments and found the Israelites wantonly drinking and fucking and worshipping that golden calf."
Actually I thought "Those fucking assholes." I made the Moses part up just now to be funny.
This is the second year in a row that President Bush didn't toss out the ceremonial first pitch for the Washington Nationals. Bush likes to mention what a big fan he is of baseball at every opportunity (baseball is like his other 9/11), but I've never believed him. Why? Because he was once an owner, and it's the owners who hate baseball most of all. The fact that he was an owner of a baseball team also helps to explain his incompetence, reliance on sycophantic yes-men, prevailing evil, and general lack of intelligence.
I could go on, but Rick over at Bent Corner has a much better post on the subject of the President and baseball, so go check that out instead.