The Baseball Desert

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Question for the Fenway faithful

Your club is in a pennant race with just over forty games left in the season, you're in the eighth inning of a one-run ballgame against the team with the best record in baseball, you have the top of the order coming up and maybe a chance to tie the game. Why in God's name would you want to take part in a damn wave?

What is this? Did we all go to sleep and wake up in Milwaukee? Maybe between now and the start of this weekend's series against the Yankees the front office can organise a sausage race or home-run fireworks or some other such ballpark 'entertainment', just in case the above-mentioned game scenario is not enough to keep people's attention focused on the field.

Before you ask - yes, I am tired, and yes, I am pissed off about losing another game to the bloody Detroit Tigers, and yes, I do want to slap Brandon Inge silly every time I see his face on the screen. And if you have a problem with that, then we can step outside and talk about it, OK?

Good, glad that's all cleared up.