Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Strike Out. . .

As a child, I was a huge baseball fan. I collected the cards. I read all the stats. I kept a record of how well my favourite players were doing. Going to the Exhibition Stadium (yes, I'm that old) was a really big event for me. In the summer, I'd occasionally attempt something vaguely considered playing baseball with my friends (the unathletically blessed can only do something that resembles playing). Other times, I was making a Major League Baseball season with one of my friends on the old Sega Master System. This was before the high tech games now, so we had to record all our own stats and our own league standings. Yes, that made us geeks, but we didn't care. Because we both really liked baseball.

I don't even know who won the World Series this year. I didn't watch a single game. The saddest part, I don't care at all. My childhood past time is officially dead. It has been dead ever since the strike of '95. In 1995, Major League Baseball was heading towards one of its best seasons ever. The Montreal Expos were on the verge of being the breakthrough team of the decade. Then greed got in the way and a strike stopped the World Series from happening. It's sad that two World Wars couldn't stop the World Series but the need for money sure can.

This year it looks like a strike will stop the Stanley Cup from coming about. The older I get, the more bitter I become towards professional sports. It is becoming a money game. It's becoming about greed. It gets harder and harder to just sit down and enjoy the sports anymore.

Times like this, I wish I could just be a boy again.

1 comment:

  1. Hey there Spicer

    Man I totally agree with you on that one. Not that I'm the kinda gal who would just sit around and watch sports on TV but I mean I used to occationaly be able to and now it almost hurts to, just because I know how little the people care about the sport or even having fun. I don't think it's just sports eather I wish it was only in one aspect of life that people were greedy but reality is... well you know. Anyway it's not just pro. sports that have a greed issue. Even in college there are issues maybe concerning getting a scollarship or something like that but it seems that people are more concerned with winning than enjoying the sport. Anyway thats my blurb. Miss ya buddy hope to see you soon! have a good one. bye

    Noelle Johnson

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