Thoughts On Another Something
As I write, the Birds have…taken a lead in the bottom seventh on a two-out Jay Payton RBI double, then given it right back up…then done a bunch of other things that I don’t care to recount…finally ending up with Chris Ray failing us yet again.
Another horrible loss. There’s no getting around it. Yet I love the discussion in the comments on my last post. Everyone, including me, seems on the brink, wanting to believe and yet unwilling to ignore the obviously bad signs night after night. I’m right there with you. It’s a strange time to be a fan. Tonight’s game doesn’t make it any easier.
Still, I enjoy the ride, feeling the peaks and valleys. It’s fun to look at a Markakis or a Guthrie and take heart in their success. Likewise, there’s value in wondering why Melvin Mora isn’t performing and why Sam Perlozzo seems to lack leadership ability. Or why Ray can no longer do his job.
So to bring it back…all I ask of myself or anyone is this: just think. Be frustrated, be angry. Rejoice and cheer. If you call for Perlozzo’s head, tell everyone why. If you call for a Tejada trade, decide what you think would be good value in return. If you think that we’re underestimating the value of Kevin Millar, explain how.
Otherwise, where’s the fun?
That’s the crux of why I started this site. Maybe I’m weird, but I find it quite fun.
Nobody’s living or dying on the fortunes of the local baseball team. We just ride the waves, up and down as they go.
We’ve got, what, seven or eight dedicated commenters now? Fucking awesome. Each of you represents ten or twenty other folks who check in but don’t speak up. If we keep going, the numbers will only grow. It’s a solid group of folks who see sports as something valuable and worth our attention, but who also understand that when it comes to brass tacks we’re basically just having a beer and shooting the shit.
We’ve just dropped a series to the Nationals at home. Now what?