Bizarre Love Triangle – Baseball Edition*

*This piece was originally published on September 3, 2012.  In honor of Ralph Kiner's passing and his voice, here is an edited version of that post.I was born in May 1969.  The New York Mets went on to defeat the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series that year.  Coincidence?  I think NOT.  My dad took me to many games at Shea Stadium.  Rain delays and extra innings meant extra time at the ballpark.   I spent hours watching Mets games on TV, eating potato chips out of a bowl my dad propped on … [Read more...]

Bizarre Love Triangle – Baseball Edition

Sure, I could be writing about "Eastwooding" and Akin's thoughts on my magical voodoo vagina.  I could be writing about Crazy Uncle Joe Biden's ridiculous metaphor that cast Republicans as 21st-century slave owners.   I could be writing about Lance Armstrong's doping and Prince Harry's antics, or the coup de grace: a member of the United States Congress skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee.  (Don't ask me why that last is just coming out happened a year ago.)   Others, though, have tak … [Read more...]