It’s awfully hard to act angry and disgusted about your baseball team losing a game when you spend most of the evening watching the various television news accounts of the devastation in Oklahoma.
As I always say, these professional sports – where the athletes and coaches make millions upon millions of dollars – aren’t “real life”. They’re a fantasy-land of sorts, where only a select few get to live, and the rest of the great unwashed pays their salary by either attending the games or watching them on television. It’s just not real life.
What happened in Oklahoma is “real life”.
Is it disappointing to see Jim Johnson blow another save? Sure.
Is it frustrating to see the umpires miss a couple of calls here and there? Of course.
Do we loathe seeing Yankees fans in our ballpark watching the visiting team win? Dumb question.
But all of those issues pale in comparison – times 1,000 – to the sorrow people are experiencing in Oklahoma this morning.
Towson University will be bidding farewell to Athletic Director Mike Waddell on June 10 as he takes another position at the University of Arkansas.
I’m not sure how these setbacks always seem to happen at Towson. Maybe it’s just in the school’s DNA to lose good people like this.
My favorite band of all-time – ever – is The Doors.
It was with great sadness yesterday that I read about the passing of Ray Manzarek.
I’ll be playing The Doors all day to commemorate Manzarek’s death.