Friday, June 06, 2008

SoSG's Two Great Loves = Less than Sum of Parts

Maybe I'm alone in this, but I view the ceremonial first pitch as sacred. I don't want it sullied by American Idol stars, fictional characters, or lame duck presidents (including one who was greeted at the Nationals opener like most former Dodgers in LA).

And even though I can spend an entire week only quoting Homer Simpson, it doesn't mean I want him on a baseball diamond (softball episode excluded).

I realize my new friend Frank McCourt has to pay off those lack of renovations and traffic cops somehow, but this can only lead us down the thorniest of paths. I lost my mind at the Ohio St - Miami Fiesta Bowl when Buckeye great Eddie George was introduced next to Jarod from Subway, prompting one woman thirty rows away to defend that jagoff. So if I see "The Love Guru," "Storm Shadow," or "Henry (Mutt) Jones III" toss a pitch, I'm storming the field. (Unless Sax takes me to a game... then I'll behave).


QuadSevens said...

I was at the game when Homer threw out the first pitch and it just didn't feel right. I mean, Homer at a baseball game, sober? He should have had a few $12 beers in him and chased Bart around the field. At least that would have been more entertaining than a poor pitch.

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

To quote Homer watching baseball for the first time sober: "I can't believe how boring this game is"

Eric Karros said...

Sometimes the line between classy and tacky is oh so thin.