GrrrrrrrrrrAfter watching 7 innings of the Major League Baseball All Star game the other night, I decided to go to bed. It was late, and I had a long run to do early the next day . . .
Boy was that a mistake.
I missed one of the most exciting All Star endings in history! Now, granted, I would have been up until 2:00 AM, glued to the tube for the 15 inning baseball marathon (this was the longest All Star game in history) . . . but surely weariness should have been a small price to pay. -sigh- Had I but known!
Many who know me don't realize that I'm an avid baseball fan. Alas, living in Utah for the past 9 of 11 years does not give a good fan adequate opportunity to feed this hunger and I'd almost forgotten how exciting of a game it is! It's a good thing for me that I lived in New York for two years, and now have a short stint in Chicago. It's like a baseball stimulus package!
Note: as a missionary living in New York (at one point, in the very shadow of Shea Stadium in Corona, Queens) not once did I read the paper, or watch the news, or any TV for that matter to get sports news. Just by speaking with people on a day-to-day basis, as missionaries do, I was unitentionally (I promise!) able to know how the Mets were doing at almost any time! Such is the atmosphere of a baseball city!
Yes, baseball is great! Next friday, I'll be down in Kansas City for work, and I get to go to Kauffman Stadium to watch the Royals game that night! I really hope to catch a Cubs game while I'm here in Chicago too. Why the Cubs, and not the White Sox? Well, mainly because my old friend Lou Piniella is coaching . . . and I want to see him throw his hat and kick some dirt on home plate.