I've been on a hate-baseball tirade for the past several years because of the whole steroid fiasco and the homerun records broken as a result. Mickey Mantle lost his record in the books to some juiced up fuckface. Shameful!
I usually attend at least four Mariners games a year with my kids and friends and they're always a lot of fun. We take the train from Auburn, which drops us off at Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle, and then hike a few blocks over to Safeco Field. Never a bad seat in the house. About three years ago I witnessed the White Sox kick the ever living shit out of the Mariners. After the game, this drunk Chicago fan was out of control with the taunting and really pissing off people, especially the parents with his filthy mouth. As he was going down an escalator past mine, I suddenly swung out and punched that mother fucker square in the face. He never saw it coming. All the fans cheered. My heroic moment at the stadium. BOOOYAH! Security was waiting for him at the bottom of the escalator, while we were nowhere to be found. heh heh. I haven't been to a game since because of my tirade against steroids.
Some people tell me that my anger against baseball is unjustified because enhancement drugs are abused in all of sports, especially football. And me being a rabid football fan smacks of hypocrisy where I potentially forgive one sport yet scorn another. But the NFL cracks down on substance use, whereas the major leagues turn the other way. I guess that is where the problem lies with me and why I'm still steamed. When I played football in high school, a lot of the players around me were big into steroids. It was kinda fucked up actually. I never touched the stuff but I tell you what. The game is completely different when you are playing normal dudes vs. juiced up machines. The hits are a lot harder! And I guess there lies the key to it all. I have no use for the stuff nor do I have any respect for people who use them. Fuck it.
But I digress. I would just like to say that I'm still pissed at baseball, but it's nice to see my hometown Texas Rangers make it to the World Series for the very first time. This will be the most exciting sporting event in Dallas/Fort Worth history because it's never happened before. I told kerrcarto on the phone last night that the last Rangers game I went to, the Yankees eliminated them from their first postseason appearance by a score of 1-0. I think this was sometime around 1997. I've always hated the Yankees, and A-Rod Mr. "I left Seattle so I could play for a winning team it wasn't about the money" steroid bitch, too. A-Rod, of course only played three seasons for Texas prior to New York and walked away with more money than I can imagine, much to the dismay of Rangers fans. So A-Rod representing the 3rd and final out last night, I think, was poetic justice for the thousands of fans in attendance.
Congratulations, Texas!! A most improbable victory, which makes it even sweeter!