The national pasttime should be sitting around in your pyjamas and watching DVDs

My family seemed surprised to learn that, given the choice between going to a baseball game in Detroit and sitting around the house all day, I would choose the latter. I was only gone for seven months and these people don't even know me anymore.

Actually, I love sitting around the house all day, so there wasn't even much of a decision to be made. If, on the other hand, my choices had been between going to watch the Tigers and jabbing myself in the eye with a pencil, THEN I might have had some soul-searching to do.

Although I hate baseball in general, it's made even more painful by the lack of suspense. I can't quite see the point of going to a game where you already know the outcome. If you live outside the state of Michigan, you may not know what I'm talking about, so I'll point out exactly how bad the Tigers suck*. According to Yahoo! Sports,

The Tigers have lost 19 of their last 10 meetings with the Twins, including 10 of 11 this season. ... Detroit is winless in five home games against Minnesota this season. ... The Tigers fell to 5-17 since the All-Star Break. ...

The Tigers have somehow managed to lose more games than they've played, which has to take quite a bit of effort. At this point, I think they've gone beyond giving up and are actively trying to break records in suckage.

* I was thinking of replacing "bad" with "badly", but it occurs to me that "to suck badly" just sounds like you can't drink out of a straw.

srah - Sunday, 10 August 2003 - 12:56 PM
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gravatar alfie - August 10, 2003 - 5:03 PM -

We actually weren't surprised. The only reason we asked you was because if we hadn't you might have thrown a hissy fit because we didn't even invite you. We invited you and didn't expect you to say yes. We were just being nice.

gravatar srah - August 10, 2003 - 5:05 PM -

If I can't lie about you in my blog, where can I lie about you? :D

gravatar Erica - August 10, 2003 - 5:10 PM -

The Tigers really and truly suck. And baseball is so boring that even if the Tigers were great I couldn't hop on that bandwagon. But I might pay $8 to go sit out in the bleachers on a nice day, have some nachos, and people watch. I'd just have to remember to bring a book or something else to do.

gravatar srah - August 10, 2003 - 5:14 PM -

If I had a laptop, I might go.

gravatar alfie - August 10, 2003 - 5:15 PM -

We had fun without you.

gravatar Jez - August 11, 2003 - 3:53 AM -

I sat around my darkened flat all weekend, in an attempt to avoid being cooked in my skin in the baking heat outside. Although I did manage to venture out to the pub to watch the English football on Sunday (proper football, not American football).

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