My baseball season ended at 11:11 last night when little-known Conor Gillaspie hit a 3-run homer in the top of the 9th to give the Giants a 3-0 lead over the Mets. I turned my TV off then, not needing to watch the Mets go down in order in the bottom of the 9th
Sports is often pretty insignificant in the overall picture and you can certainly make an argument that as a society we go way overboard in how we view its importance. In the best-case scenario it’s a diversion and escape from everyday reality, a form of entertainment that can bring people and groups together.
As we saw once again last weekend in Seaside Park first-responders never hesitate in putting their lives on the line for us. While the public was being moved away from what could have been a dangerous situation it was law enforcement, volunteer firemen, EMT’s and first aid squad members coming to the scene. Fortunately tragedy was averted and calm was soon restored.
I am sad to see my favorite time of year come to an end but part of me is looking forward to crisp fall-like weather where you have to throw on a sweat shirt at night. Of course you can still wear shorts and top-siders.
I felt we needed a little levity today in light of recent developments so I’m lifting this from the current issue of Men’s Health in which ESPN’S Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic offered their thoughts on football traditions we need in real life.
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