Merry Christmas to all!
Here’s to hoping everyone has a relaxing, safe, and wonderful Thanksgiving.
Under the heading of, “I can’t make this stuff up”, comes this little nugget. My wife, my son and I were having dinner Friday night while the TV was on. My 27 month old son was sitting in his high chair facing the TV. The news was on and they were showing the Yankees victory parade. Without cue or either of us saying anything, upon seeing the parade footage, my son dropped his head and started shaking his head in disgust. I then just said,” That’s right, Josh. Good boy.” I think we can learn a lot from the kids.
Well, last Saturday I paid off the Cubs/Cardinals wager.
This week Rich Harden told the Cubs that he doesn’t want to pitch any more this year. I don’t believe any reason was given, meaning it’s not an injury issue. I guess he just doesn’t want to waste the energy for a team not going to the playoffs and go out there and earn the money the team is paying him. When Harden made his request, the Cubs just said, “O.K.” While Milton Bradley made some idiotic comments recently, he was right when he said that there are reasons why this team hasn’t won in so long. What a joke. Being a teacher I can only imagine what would happen if I went into my principal’s office in May and said “I don’t want to teach for the rest of the month, the school years just about over anyway. Oh, and by the way, keep my job for me in September.” I’m sure someone else would be in my classroom come September. I wonder if Rich Harden is giving back his salary for the last two starts or so that he will miss. Somehow I doubt it. If the Cubs wanted to grant his request, fine, but they should have also told him where the door was, take Milton with you, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out. If he’s back next year, it will be 102 years and counting for the Cubs.
Congratulations, Dad. You’ve been spared the embarrassment of wearing Cubs gear down at Wrigley Field. And to think, you actually did not want to take this bet out of fear the Cubs would actually win the season series against the Cards. You had nothing to worry about. I’d like to make this photo op of me in Cardinals gear happen sooner than later. Let’s get it over with.