We are a fantasy baseball league whose draft is scheduled for April 23. That's a little late, even for us. But given the spate of players going on the DL...

Saturday, April 22, 2006

The BCL Gets Serious

The BCL is not bilingual; his simul-lingual, meaning sometimes he seems to be speaking English and Irony at the same time. But now I'm serious. I would -- probably will -- despise it when Barry Bonds passes Hank Aaron in career home runs because I am old enough and Southern enough and liberal enough to admire how Hank Aaron handled the passing of Ruth amidst the hate and derision. I'm still looking for a reason to admire Barry Bonds for anything.

That said, I am eager for him to pass Babe Ruth so the penumbra of racism around Bonds and the home run record will be at least a trifle dissipated. I don't know if anyone other than Junior Nazis for Bush -- can't be more than 35 million of those -- care about/have noticed that it's another Whitey going down down down when Bonds gets 715. Bonds seems to think it's an issue, or he chooses to appear to think so to divert attention from his own faults and flaws.

I want to see the Ruth/white boy congery off the table so we can focus all our attention on more important things: Bonds is a boor, Aaron is really a bit of a hero and even though who holds certain records can't matter much it does matter some. But not because of a fat white man. You're thinking of Christmas.

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