1 July 2011: How do I love thee? And a poll!Posted: July 1, 2011
Who doesn’t love birthdays? Ok, well, a lot of people don’t, but when the nation has a birthday, most people get a day off and all 50 million of them head to the beach at the same time. Not yours truly. I’ll be on my deck grilling various cuts of meat and watching as much as baseball as the teevee will allow. Which, lately, hasn’t been much, unless you count interleague games (which I don’t). Around the DC area, the good news is thatthe Nationals are finally (finally, finally) a .500 team — and that’s cause for celebration. Unfortunately, the Nats commentators are still well below average. They make the WGN crew seem erudite. So, most of my baseball this weekend will be watched with a finger on the mute button.
Speaking of baseball, did you know there was such a thing as Class A baseball in Canada? Of course you didn’t. That’s what I’m here for. The Vancouver Canadians, a Toronto Blue Jays affiliate (natch), have put together a nifty little parody commercial. The parody? Their take on “Major League.” Those wacky Canadians, eh? And speaking of “Major League,” none other than ESPN’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning” discussed Charlie Sheen’s supposed steroid use while filming “Major League” and expressed, essentially, the same thing I did yesterday — who cares?
Man oh man, guys, there is probably a lesson to learn here. For reasons unfathomable, a love letter (well, that’s Yahoo is calling it; it’s more like a teenageboyangst letter) from Michael Jordan to a high school girlfriend has surfaced. And this passes for news. The lesson may be never NEVER commit to paper anything even remotely resembling a human emotion lest it go viral 30 years later. Of course, that lesson may also only apply if you are responsible for six NBA championships, changed the way your sport is played, have more than God and have/are one of the most recognizable brands in the world.
Finally, I’m going to try something new. Following a lengthy debate with a co-worker after reading a Consumer Reports piece that declared In N Out Burger as the best burger around (I disagree), I decided to conduct my own research (see poll below). Vote early, vote often.