Feb. 11th, 2009

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I have no interest in you. I am from Cooperstown, NY and any residual curiousity over something that is called "America's Pastime" was worn away by the grind of dealing with the tourists who felt like they'd purchased a ticket at the town limits and were entitled to treat everyone in the town as if they were Mousekeeters.

It is cool that I grew up somewhere where everyone walked up and down the street with baseball bats though. I don't know anywhere else where its acceptable to carry a baseball bat late at night and it's considered completely normal.

I don't read the sports pages. I don't watch the sports shows. I mock your existence, baseball.

But here's the thing.

This week, a major slugger who swore up and down forever that he had never even remotely considered the idea of steroids has been busted.

Hey, I don't care. Anyone who dates Madonna, even for a weekend, should embrace performance enhancement. I understand that a few extra powerful swings can be worth millions in the sports entertainment realm. Go for it.

And a player is rumored to have known he was HIV positive and infected his wife anyway.

That's sickening. Grotesque beyond the pale. Ick ick ick. But that's not really baseball's fault. Denial is weird and people get told horrible news and go into denial and risk the lives of the ones they claim to love all the time? Hmm...I guess not. It's bad news all around.

And then we have accounts of coke-fueled sex parties during games. Yes, right during the game. It was twenty years ago or whatever -- but here's my concern:

Baseball, I hate you and you're being so offensive and stupid that articles are running in other sections of the paper and I'm getting even less of the obscure and weird pop culture and creative artsy coverage that I thrive on. I'm like a fragile little baby fern and you're usurping my sun.

So stop it, baseball, stop it.

khxbye,
geoffrey

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