Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Odd bits today.
The McLeod and I were talking the other day, and I expressed my disgust at Congress wasting the Nation's time and money on Hearings About Performance-Enhancing Drug Use in Baseball. (On the other hand, it may be a good thing that they are otherwise occupied. At least it slows the erosion of our country a bit.)
We came to a consensus:let the market decide. I am ambivalent toward The Great American Pastime. I DO quite enjoy hot dogs, apple pie, and the memory of my mother.
That said, why don't we just let the FANS decide what they want to watch. Perhaps two tracks of ball games would serve: Organic Baseball, with naught but fresh air, exercise, and Gatorade, and the Enhanced Leagues, where Bot-Ball will reign. The Sultans of Sub-Orbital Swat making steroid - or cyber implant- enhanced records every week. Let the fans vote with their dollars.
Ultimately it will be the choice between Baseball and Blernsball.