Oh, well. A couple of things did catch my eye there, one of which has depressed/irritated me and the other of which I hesitate to even mention.
So...hesitation aside, I saw a new picture of Stephen King this morning and I swear the man is starting to resemble some of the spooky characters out of his books and movies. (No offense intended, as I have read most of King's books and particularly admire his novellas. Too, I think he is the kind of man who would probably see the humor in my observation.) Take a look:
I love baseball and have loved it since I was about 10 years old. I grew up following the Game of the Week on CBS Television when Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese were calling the games. Consequently, I became a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees, the Cards because that was Dizzy's old team and the Yanks because they were on TV more than any other team.
Then when Houston got its own team in 1962 the Astros became my favorite team but I still had a soft spot in my heart for the Cardinals and Yankees. So when the Astros moved to the American League a couple of years ago, I was able to start rooting wholeheartedly for two teams, the National League Cardinals and the AL Astros.
And NOW? Well, if the current investigation of the Cardinals for hacking into the Astros database proves true, I am done with the Cardinals...forever (see this New York Times article)
According to the Times article, one or more people in the Cardinal front office were hellbent on getting a little revenge on the Astros for hiring the Cardinal assistant GM and making him Houston's General Manager. And not only were they trying to get confidential information that would help them grab players before Houston could get them (the two teams were division rivals for a long time), these crooks were also leaking information about trade talk that Houston was having with other teams...all in the hopes of stopping those trades from ever happening by embarrassing the Astros.
Well, all I can say, St. Louis Cardinals, is that if this turns out to be true, you have forever lost a fan who has followed and loved you for the last 56 years. The garbage man will be getting a whole pile of Cardinal fan gear to bury at the local landfill, that's for sure. Yeah, you could say that I hold grudges and seldom give second chances to backstabbers. Stan Musial is cursing you guys from his grave right now, guys. Shame on the lot of you.