Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hey Now. You're an All-Star

Anyone watch the All-Star game tonight? I tend to watch sports in spurts. Watch an inning, then flip to something else on a commercial.

Nevertheless, two comments. What was with the display of man love for Steinbrenner during the pre-game? I think I saw Yogi slip the boss some tongue. Secondly, are ball players genetically disposed to chronic spitting? What the hell are they eating? I haven't seen as many spitters since the women walking the streets of Philly.

Comments? To those in New York, what was it like? Atmosphere? Noise factor? Affect on transit?


K-Rock said...

Please tell me you're kidding about the spitting. This is a bit more nurture than nature. Haven't you ever heard about the tradition of baseball players chewing tobacco? As for the traffic, I suppose it would have thwarted my commuting efforts if I drove. But I don't, so it didn't.

Contagious said...

I was serious about the (native) women of Philly. I have never seen women spit as much.

And yes I have heard of that tradition. It's why I started chewing Big League gum, to be like the pros. Ballers eat a lot of sunflower seeds, too, which I have found to be too much work.

The Wandering Minstrel said...

Sunflower seeds are totally worth the work though when they're Ranch flavored.