So here’s how you square it up Nats — come out with the bats strong in the first inning. You need to do this to save a little face after Monday’s game, and you need to do it to win because The Cardinals are one of those teams that are the opposite of my beloved Braves — so-so in the regular season, beasts in the post season. Bryce Harper needs to calm the eff down with the showboating and start relaxing at the plate and hitting the damn ball like he’s clearly capable of doing, Werth needs to stop being afraid of hitting the wall because the Cardinals seem to have little problem with it, and Jackson needs to keep some heavy breaking stuff in his pitch rotation. It’s smart to save Gio. Tomorrow’s game is big. To my friends who are going to be in attendance — good Lord enjoy yourselves! Nothing like some Major League playoff action at the ballpark. I’m pulling for you Nats…
Here’s a funny vignette that occurred to me on the train this morning: I once was staying with a guy friend of mine for a few days and I went the first morning I was staying at his apartment and bought some oatmeal. When he saw it, he gave me a sad little “awww, you tried” smile and said “I don’t really like oatmeal.”
When I was buying the oatmeal I never even thought of the dude. I bought it because I LIKE OATMEAL. And it was so weird and confusing that I was immediately being made to feel like a failure for something I had never even tried to succeed at and, because I’m not the kind of kid to immediately point out how incredibly stupid and presumptuous someone is being if I like them and don’t want to hurt their feelings, I didn’t say anything. I just can’t make someone the center of my decisions on whether or not I want to buy oatmeal FOR MYSELF. Doesn’t mean I won’t consider what to buy for them as well but crikey…I have a center to my life and I love when people travel in that orbit but that center tends to be larger than a single person and so, well, sometimes I just buy oatmeal for myself. But tell me what you like and I’ll pick something up for you, too.
Anyhoo. Funny the things that come to you when you have time to process.