A week absence and the first thing I end up posting about is that stupid A-Rod trade. I mean, who really gives a crap? The only reason it’s even bugging me is because the friggin’ players’ union nixed the deal for him to go to Boston. Yeah, he wouldn’t have made as much money, but who cares? Why do baseball players’ even have a union? It’s not like these guys are fighting for basic rights. They’re fighting to get $20mil instead of $18mil. And then they wonder why people are losing interest in the game.
I could bitch more about this topic, but it’s not worth my time. MLB almost had us fooled this past postseason with thoughts of history-making series and curses being lifted. But it all fell apart and no one cared much even when the Yankees went on to lose – except for spoiled New York fans who are dealing with a 3 year “drought” without a championship. In the end I rushed back to football which, every week, provided me with more excitement than the entirety of the baseball season. Even after my Birds were eliminated, I dejectedly watched one of the most exciting championship games in any sport. But don’t talk to baseball players (or hockey for that matter) about salary caps and how it’s helped to make football the number one sport in America. They’d rather count their millions and ignore their fans all the way to lockouts, strikes, and the ultimate demise of the league. All I can really hope is that the void left will allow indoor lacrosse to finally make a run for some real showtime (as an aside, NHL owners have already been buying into NLL teams just in case).