As this season starts up, we sprang for the pricey package of MLB games on cable for the first time. Young Son and his dad are citizens of Red Sox Nation and they sat rapt last night, watching Oakland play their beloved world championship team. At Oakland.
Young Son was puzzled then indignant then outraged, that Oakland took an early lead and for some innings the score remained Oakland 1, Boston 0.
He finally announced it was a “rules” problem, that the Oakland team was violating the fundamental rules of major league baseball, which it may need reminding of, since last year’s world championship season:
Five Fundamental Rules of Baseball by Young Son
1. You can’t outrun Jacoby Ellsbury.
2. You can’t outpitch Manny Ramirez.
3. You can’t outpitch Big Papi.
4. You can’t get a run off Papelbon.
5. You can’t tire out Beckett.
(I think Hillary and Bill must have a similar set of DNC rules in mind, outraged to see being flouted by Obama’s performance to this point in the Game. Although hmm, Bill and James Carville were talking football rather than baseball, and Hillary now fancies herself a prizefighter running up Rocky’s steps without quitting . . .and I hear Obama isn’t playing ball either, he’s in the gutter now, or something like that. . .)