So during all this the Tanaka drama unfolded and I realized... I don't really care it's just baseball. So today after a tantrum from a member if "I'M MAD AND WANT YOU TO BE MAD" club I responded with the following. I love baseball, the Cubs, and this site and this mini-manifesto sums up the rough sketch of how I look at baseball and sports.
"If something that is to give you joy and entertainment punishes you so much that fits of loud noises and hostility is how you respond- it’s time to find another entertaining distraction. That is what baseball is for fans entertaining distractions that take the weight of our lives and the world off for a few minutes. There are so many real reason to be upset with the world and so many things that our bodies and society burden us with everyday it’s saddens me that people actually watch something they hate so much. For some this hate is their distraction and ESPN, Jim Rome, and others have taught people that Baylessing is healthy way to enjoy sports. It’s sad and pathetic way to waste your time.
For me the day a Cubs game doesn’t give me the pastoral nature only baseball provides, the calms and explosions of every pitch, and the beautiful and poetic truth of a game that at its simplistic is two men, a ball, and a stick. When that becomes bile spewing hatred- I’ll leave. Life is full of joys and sorrows and when we have a choice- choose the joy.
Enjoy life, enjoy your distractions, at any time life may slam you with a reality that makes all this meaningless. I love the Cubs, I love talking about them, I love breaking down stats, I LOVE IT so why would I choose to hate it as so many have done over the past few years.
Take care everyone, hug your kids, love your life."