A decision to pursue something to fill your life and time is special, especially if you’ve spent time bettering yourself to do it.
Whether that means going to college, an internship or just grinding in your business, to succeed doing that every day is a great thing to live with. Those conditions create people who are happy to wake up, happy to deal with the day and enjoy just what they do.
But just because you’re happy with what you’ve decided to do, doesn’t mean I have to watch it.
That’s how I feel about the majority of the sports associated with the Olympics. I’m not doubting their athleticism or questioning the credibility of their sport like cheerleading, but I’m not entertained by it. And as a people, we have determined what sports we find entertaining and are willing to pay to watch people play. They’re called professional sports.
If walking outside with no agenda I noticed a world-class curling match taking place, I might be inclined to stand and watch.
However if someone requested money for me to continue watching, I would look questioningly at them, then with a slight laugh, I’d walk away.
This is all because the sappy elevator-pitch ads about amateur athletes that NBC plans to market during their coverage are annoying and getting more preveleant as the Games get closer.
Meanwhile, we’re getting closer and closer to the start of another baseball season. A sport not featured in the Olympics, but with a worldwide competition that just took place last spring.
There won’t be another World Baseball Classic for three years, but the season will begin with the New York Mets searching for another World Championship.
The transition from young to old is almost complete, whether talking about the changing of the sports calendar or the roster of the boys in orange and blue.
12 minutes past the hour. Alexa is on the other side of the glass and the phone lines are open. We’ll take Martin from New Jersey.
Yeah, the Adrian Gonzalez signing is the sign that GM Sandy Alderson is going for it this year with this team. Yeah he might be 35 and coming off a down year (.242, 3 HRs in 71 games), but he’s still a career .288 batter with an .847 OPS.
If he can get back to .275 at first, it will be the first time in a long time that we’ve had an actually first baseman with a decent glove that can hit.
And yeah, this means Dom Smith is more than likely headed back to Vegas. I’m confused why everyone thinks this is so bad. He was a top prospect, he may need some more time or he might turn out to be trade bait for later in the year.
I mean, if he goes back to Triple-A and rakes at a .350 clip, we can move him and Lagares for something big at the trade deadline, if necessary.
But personally, I like Lagares and I think he’s gonna shine to star this year. He’s gotta know the center-field job is his to start the season. With Bruce and Cespedes surrounding him and Gonzalez in the lineup, his bat isn’t necessary, so there’s not as much pressure.
Uh…last thing. I know this is a sports show, but I was curious who you think will win the RDAT? I think that people sleep on DMX and that album is gonna make a run. I’ll hang up and listen and that’s the truth.