Thursday, May 26, 2005


Please, someone divert my attention from the Cubs

No team can be this bad. Luckily, there is more to life than baseball (not really, but I don't want to be the cliche from Fever Pitch); in fact, life existed before baseball.

Speaking of life before baseball (see that? that's a segue), over at there is a new article up titled A Brief History of the Ancient World, Part I. It has the benefit of being very informative while at the same time being real damn funny. If you like this blog (and I know at least 3 or 4 people do) you will most certainly also like that article unless you really are only interested in baseball (which I can understand).

So check it out and once you've read it get back to me on whether it was a good thing or a bad thing that life evolved from pond scum to eventually produce a team as bad as the Cubs (see? I tied it all back together).

I cannot thank you enough for A Brief History of the Ancient World, Part I.
I just came home from the school carnival (Charlie won the prize for best artist in the first grade), and I was resigned to an evening of no baseball, no Baseball Tonight, no SportsCenter . . . and I was a bit at a loss as to what to do with my time.
Thanks for this.
You have performed and invaluable service.
My tender psyche cannot take much more of . . . that team right now.
I am, however, going to a Kane County Cougars game on Sunday, which is flat-out the best baseball entertainment to be had in the greater Chicagoland area. I strongly recommend checking out a game or ten this summer.
In fact, we should plan a little Cubs Blog Army get-together out there this year. What do you say?
I would be up for it. I'm not sure who else is local, but I'm sure we could get some people together someday.

Where are they, anyway. I'm guessig Kane County, but I don't really know where that is.
Halfway to South Dakota. (And/or North Aurora. I live in Naperville, and it's about 20 minutes from my house.)
i agree. that's a great read. the mere mention of Stephen Jay Gould ties the article back to baseball. old steve was a huge yankees fan ...
Aurora is right by where I work. Maybe the wife and I can meet up with whomever wants to go and take in a night game.

I'm glad that you all took the time to read the article, because it is a really great read. Good call on the Stephen Jay Gould thing; he actually wrote a baseball book. I'm not sure what is called though. Scott, you read it, are you there?
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