Wednesday, August 19, 2009

nothing in particular

Brett Favre has come out of retirement to sign a 2-year deal with the Vikings. 


You're probably wondering what that has to do with baseball, so I'll tell you. 

 As you may or may not be aware, this is big news on Sportscenter. In fact, I think if they could get away with it, they would never cover anything else ever again. So I've been subjected to a lot of analysis and clips and snippets of interviews, and one in particular made me actually look away from my computer and refocus on the tv. 

Brett Favre's coach said (presumably upon being asked why now after all that's happened), "You can't get a hit if you don't swing the bat." 

Uh huh. Well, that's fine and all, and if Brett wants to be a weasel and an attention-monger, he is more than welcome to retire and return over and over until his head explodes (fingers crossed), and people can love him or hate him or question him or admonish him or crown him or whatever, but please (please, please, please) don't drag my game into this huge pile of mess. 

Seriously. Leave baseball out of it. We have enough of our own problems to deal with. Gaa. 

Anyway, last night was not disappointing. No, really. We had to lose that game. That was the plan, after all, right? I mean, Mitch Boggs pitched last night because we were conceding the game and Tony didn't want to waste one of our better pitchers against the Dodgers' ace, right? Right? That's what I thought. The Cubs lost, again, to the Padres. The Brewers lost, again, to the Pirates. Life goes on.