It’s not so bad, really.
When the game ended Wednesday night, I switched over to watch what was left of “The Daily Show” and pretty much said goodbye to baseball for the year.
By the time the Boston Beard … I mean, Red Sox started celebrating their victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, I was listening to Jon Stewart making fun of the NSA. By the way, although she didn’t have to, I appreciate the fact that Kathleen Sebelius took the blame for the Cardinals’ loss.
Sure, I was disappointed that the Cardinals lost the series, but I realized something important. I realized that with baseball watching no longer monopolizing my spare time, I can now devote that time to my family. I can reconnect with my wife, wherever she is, and my daughter … whose name I want to say is Emily or Uma. Oh well, it doesn’t matter. Her name will come to me eventually. What’s important is that I now have time to spend with my family.
HAHAHAHHAHAHA, sometimes I kill myself.
What’s important is, even though the Cardinals lost the World Series, the Kansas City Chiefs are still undefeated and, on Thursday, the Kansas University Jayhawks men’s basketball team was ranked No. 5 in a major preseason poll.
I still have things to live for, is what I’m saying.
Besides, it’s not as if my wife and our daughter … Emma (told you it would come to me) ... are exactly dying to spend time with me. First of all, Emma is 15, which means, if possible, she would prefer that my wife and I lived on another continent. And that’s OK, I understand that. My wife, however, does not understand that unless she needs money, Emma wants nothing to do with us.
The other night, my wife called Emma, who was out with friends, to see when she would be home. It was a short conversation and when my wife put her phone down she said, “I don’t understand why she always wants to get off the phone so quickly.” I told my wife it’s because Emma is 15. My wife said that wasn’t a good enough reason. She is right, but it’s a fact.
When it comes to my wife hanging out with me, that is also not exactly on the top of her list and I understand that too. I don’t even like hanging out with myself, so why would I expect my wife to hang out with me?
It’s a question of fairness, is what it is.
Another lesson I learned during the World Series is that there are a lot of people out there who don’t like the St. Louis Cardinals.
But it’s true. Turns out that the fact the Cardinals always seem to be in the playoffs makes people dislike the Cardinals. Apparently, during the playoffs and the World Series, a bunch of people took to social media to lambaste the Cardinals.
I think that is so cool. See, people don’t take to social media to lambaste losing teams. Instead they go after teams that tend to win more times than they lose. If you’re the Chicago Cubs or even the Kansas City Royals, you’re safe from the lambasting. But if you’re the Cardinals or — dare I say it — the New York Yankees, you’re lambastable.
In case you’re wondering, I’m trying to see how many different ways I can work the word “lambaste” into a column.
And even though the Royals are starting to turn things around, I don’t expect to see them on a lambaste list for several years. To be lambastic, you have to win a lot for a number of years in a row. People like it when a team that has sort of sucked for a long time starts to not suck so much. Then when the team that used to suck gets really good, people love it and revel in that team’s success. But if the team continues to do well, eventually people will turn on it and the next thing you know it’s lambaste city.
So, hang in there Royals fans. With any luck, in a few years people will hate your team too.
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It’s not so bad, really.
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