I love baseball, but I am not a fan of what the game is becoming. It's quickly going the way of the NFL, NHL and NBA.
All rich men's games.
The new stadiums are getting smaller, sacrificing seats for luxury suites. The St. Louis Cardinals are building a new one, and now I see the Yankees are following suit.* Neither team really needs a new "house."
PSL's, ticket prices and "back-door-entry-with-no-lube" parking rates are slowly (okay, not so slowly) taking the game out of reach of the common man.
Among professional sports, baseball still remains the most affordable. You can still go to Busch and get a $9 ticket. But take an oxygen tank.
And don't expect things to get any better.
I'm attending a scotch-tasting party tonight, and it's been a while since I tried anything new. Although I consider myself more scotch-knowledgeable than the average person, I figure I can learn a lot tonight.
Okay, kidding. I'm just looking for a smooth buzz.
I am reminded what a pain in the butt owning a pool can be. But I also found that there are few things more peaceful than a walk around it in the morning with a cup of coffee.
I just realized how boring this post is. And what's even more surprising - you're still reading. Get a life.
Speaking of, I am re-reading a great book (a friend reminded me of it) called The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I sat in the backyard and laughed my ass off this afternoon.
Now that I have no ass, I hope to find none of the rest of the book funny.
Have a nice weekend!
*courtesy MSNBC (as if I couldn't have gotten the story myself)