Boy, this absence of regular baseball games during the All-Star break is hard to take. Three days without a baseball game! It's fascinating though, because it provides a peek at the desolate landscape that every baseball fan will have to face when the season ends. Without baseball, the days seem empty!
I recorded games to tide me over during the break. I'm watching one tonight. So I will survive. But whatever will I do when the season actually ends? Every year I pose this question to myself. It's scary thinking of all those months, unleavened by the joy of a baseball game. Oh, the humanity!
So here's the plan. I'm going to record four games that I'll replay throughout the winter whenever I feel too sad to go on with life. I'm going to save one great game involving each of the following teams: the Red Sox, the Mets, the Cubs and the White Sox. I've already saved the Cubs game; all I have to do is snag the other three.
It's not enough, of course. But it's something and I know I'm going to be better off once I possess these games. Still, this brings up a major peeve. Why the hell doesn't MLB show games all year round? I don't get it. They have the games but they don't show them to us! What kind of idiotic thinking is behind this? I'd watch every game that was played during the official season, if they offered them on demand during the winter. Every one! So why don't they do this?
MLB? Are you listening? Are you even there? Oh, I forgot. You're watching the All-Star Game. Guess what? We're not.