Sharing some genes

I was giving considerable thought to posting something about niece Lisa sharing some genes with me when she made this post. Then today she described attending her first professional baseball game.

That’s pretty much how I feel about them too–only I didn’t think of writing an equation for the amount of fun people are having at a baseball game. But now that she has done it I think it’s a great idea.

I only went to one game which was back in 1972. It was the San Diego Padres against the Saint Louis Cardinal or Boston Red Sox or some such thing. We left after the 13th inning when the score was still 0-0.

3 thoughts on “Sharing some genes

  1. Different strokes for different folks. Living in St. Louis, if you so much as say a disparaging word about the game of baseball, people look at you like your an outsider who just moved to that small New England town. Me, I’ve grown to enjoy the national league game where the pitcher bats. I’m not a rabid fan, but I root for the home team.

  2. If you want to enjoy a baseball game, go to a minor league gam. They usually take a little more than an hour and everybody there is having fun, including most of the players.

  3. The sports team from my area is superior to the sports team from your area.

    That pretty well sums it up for me. I have to be really, really bored, or I have to really, really want to avoid doing anything productive before I’ll actually sit down and do nothing for hours, watching other people play a game of any kind.

    My wife is REALLY into football. She can tell you every player’s name from just about any team, complete with stats. She keeps piles of notes, and reads about the teams’ standings all through the season, and even the off season goings-on. When speaking of the team from her area, she refers to them as “we” or “us”. I say to her; “What do you mean ‘we’? You’re not on the team. You’re not even in communication with them giving them advice or anything like that. You don’t even know each other.”

    “We won!”

    “No Dear; They won. You watched them win, but you had no hand in it.”

    Now if you’re betting on a particular team, it is you who wins or loses– the bet. In that case it would be proper to say I won or I lost, not “we” unless you’re part of a betting team.

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