I go to TF to see great players play a great game, and when you see a hit like that, even if it wasn’t by your team, you just have to say “wow” and give the guy some props. Throwing the ball back is like spitting in his face.
You know what? If I catch a Major League baseball, I’m hanging on to it. It either came off of a Twins hitter’s bat or out of a Twins pitcher’s hand. Either way, I’m good.
In fact, to continue channeling Charlton Heston, you’ll get my Major League baseball when you pry it out of my cold, dead hand (or kindly replace it with an autographed equivalent).
Just a small portion of another great post from Rick at Ballpark Magic. Let’s class it up a bit over there Twins fans.
No kidding. At first I liked the idea of bringing a second ball to throw back and keeping the hit ball, but that seems silly just so you can save face and give in to peer pressure. Just keep the ball, or better yet, give it to a kid.
So Relayted is both better than it had any right to be, given the concept, and about as good as you could expect from the musicians involved. It has all the signs of a gag that got out of hand— three guys from Minneapolis bantering about soft-rock namedrops who eventually found themselves surrounded by enough smart, likeminded musicians that it somehow wound up destined to sound at least somewhat heartfelt. It’s a joke told in reverse, with a potentially cheesy setup that often comes with a surprisingly poignant payoff. Go into this expecting irony, and it might turn your stomach. Take it sincerely, and it’ll hit you about a foot higher.
I guess I’m on the sincere side.
Very well said. I’m still not loving it, but this summary does help.
“The Phoenix Suns will wear “Los Suns” on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, “to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation.””—
Steve Nash was on ESPN: PTI this afternoon and talked about how much he disagreed with the recent developments in Arizona. He didn’t want to speak for his teammates, but did say that not a single player had a problem with the jersey. He talked about the racial profiling, diversity of the team, and the need for real immigration reform.