The Baseball Desert

Friday, February 02, 2007

Life, the universe and everything

All those long, baseball-free days that the offseason offers are a perfect opportunity to sit down, take stock of one's life and ponder some of the universe's great questions. Over at Shallow Center, Tom is pondering one of the all-time biggies.

I fear that Tom's five-year-old is in for a rude awakening. I do, however, like Tom's Tarantino-esque vision of a future episode of Sesame Street:
One day Ernie is going to "move away," and then, years later, after Bert has gone off to the great Muppet Show in the sky, someone's going to find a bunch of tiny orange felt chunks in Bert's freezer. And no one who knew the two of them will be surprised.
That would be some major-league children's TV.