So I'm watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with my son, and my wife channel flips (ugh)- stopping at a commercial for a "year in review" special or something. That got me thinking. There are always going to be the "Best of" and "Worst of" lists at year end. But no list that is a spleen cleaning, over-the-top, bile spewing manifestation of hatred.
I'm out to fix that. But I just thought that now, (with every swinging Richard posting rumors about how the Cards will only trade Rolen to the Brewers if they give up 4 ambidexterous pitchers with .425 OBA and a extra large frozen Charleston Chew (uncracked) by next Tuesday at 3:01pm), it might be good to get some things off our chests.
Of course, Dear Diary, if this flies, we'll have to do an opposite of hatred list...I hope others feel free to let loose with their hate lists, keeping it clean and generally on the subject of baseball and sports - things we never hope to see again that we saw in 2007. So here's my 5 (in no particular order...)
- The media speculation around George Steinbrenner's health and mental agility. There should have been a simple statement of facts, and then moving on.
- Bernie's use of the term "Don Tony". Every time I read that, it's the literary equivalent of nails on a chalkboard.
- The term "Young Musial". He's not.
- Incessant coverage of relationships between sports figures and their coaches. Reyes was 2-14 last year. I don't care if TLR/Dunc like him. HE WAS 2-14.
- The NBA. Unwatchable.