Thursday, May 22, 2008


Lets be fair to life. We all know life itself isn't fair, but that doesn't mean we can't try to be fair to her. My last post kind of intimated how bad she can suck. Okay, I think I basically came right out and said she sucks. She is also a beautiful and wondrous thing. Life has balance. She can throw some nasty stuff at you, like Brandon Webb did during his nine game winning streak for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and she can also lay out a beautiful night in South Florida, with peanuts, a few beers, a cool breeze and a single digit stroked into Mr. Webb's loss column.
Last night it wasn't to hot, there was a decent enough sized crowd, maybe 18 thousand. Cody Ross, who started in Center field, kept throwing warm up balls into the stands between innings as souvenirs for the fans, and then in the bottom of the fifth, just for good measure, he hit one into the stands as well.
Before that, the Marlins pulled off a suicide bunt, which you just don't see in the major leagues very much.
Out of one hundred and sixty two games to be played by the Marlins this regular season, this was only one. But damn if it wasn't a good one. Not just the game, which again, was awesome, but the whole experience. Listening to the fans rag on the Diamondbacks Right fielder, (and Justin Upton, just for the record I don't think that guy really slept with your mother last night) Eating some peanuts and the obligatory ball park dog, drinking a few Bud lights and just chilling. Life was good, and I was living last night. So she is not all filled with suckiness although in her truly balancing way, I am betting Brandon Webb didn't enjoy it as much as I did.
One more thing, Ricky Nolasco who started for the Marlins, and Brandon Webb both had some weird facial hair. It wasnt a beard, but they had hair on their chins but without a mustache to go along with it? Whats up with that? Is there a name for this look? Why?


ldygator said...

Oooh...I am so jealous of your awesomely fun night last night! I would have much rather been at a professional baseball game (haven't been to one in 8 years). Sounds like you needed a good chill night! Kudos to you, Mr. Bill :)

Brian in Mpls said...

There is some magic in baseball to make the whole world seem right again.

Quin Browne said...

definitely magic in baseball... when billy crystal does his monologue in city slickers, based on his actual experience, of coming out of the dark, and seeing yankee stadium for the first time...

i cry every time.

it's the sound of the ball hitting the glove and the green and the magic and the hope one of them is really playing more for love than money.

ManningStalker said...

I have to say I think Life is as fair as anything else pure in this world. Meaning, its not Life that makes your reality seem good, bad, evil, great, etc. Its all the things that make up Life which makes you feel these emotions. Its like saying Europe stinks, but the truth is that only old people from France, Spain, and Italy stink. The whole of Europe doesn't stink. The whole of Life doesn't stink, isn't great, doesn't suck, etc. Its those F-ing old people that make Life what it is. Or, its those wonderful hot ladies, or the warmth of the sun, the crashing of the waves, hiking to remote waterfalls, etc that make Life what it is. So, lets not pile on Life and call IT unfair. Squint your eyes a bit and see the true cause of your situation. I bet it isn't spelled LIFE - unless its some odd French man's name.

Quin Browne said...

oh, and the name for the facial hair look?

it's called, "jack, wtf is on your face?"

Bill From Gainesville said...

Stalker of Peyton Manning --- I agree, thats basically what I am saying, First I whined a little bit, but then in todays post I pointed out how in reality she is as fair or unfair as you want, because all of life is a dichotomy. and all the bad is my fault, just like all the good is as well.
Quin -- thanks for the heads up now I know what to call that look the Jack WTF look

Bill From Gainesville said...

and just to clarify --- what I am saying is Life is NOT fair, but it is the truth, and it is not all bad, and you can make of it what you will, no doubt.
A person never smokes and dies of lung cancer at 45 while a pack a day person lives to 80 years old, is but one example. some people are born into money some people are born in darfur. Not fair. -- But she is the truth and you shouldn't blame her like I did,

PhoenixHearse said...

Did you see Byrnes' grand slam on Sunday? H-O-T.