Friday, June 5, 2009

Watching Baseball in HiDef

Now that I'm retired, I have more time to watch television. In my house it seems that more television means more sports. That's not really a complaint; I enjoy the Red Sox and the Celtics, and on occasion I've even watched the Patriots.

My only complaint about baseball is there are WAAAY too many games. If you want to follow your team, they require an exclusive relationship. By exclusive, I mean excluding So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent, Big Bang Theory, Old Christine, etc, because baseball is on nearly every freakin' night of the week!

Basketball is a little less demanding; their games are spaced somewhat. At least you get a breather... Football schedule is the least demanding of the fan; mostly they play once per week. (I can't swear to that; I have only watched a couple of games per season.)

Maybe the reason I like baseball the best of the three sports is because there are more good-looking men in baseball than in the others. Don't get me wrong; I appreciate the bullpen banter, the precise pitching, the homeruns, and the fantastic fielding. But you have to admit, players like Jacoby Ellsbury, Nick Green, George Kottaras, Mike Lowell, J. D. Drew, Jason Veritek, and Tim Wakefield aren't exactly hard on the eyes.

Basketball has Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, and Kevin Garnett, but I've never noticed too much eye-candy in football; maybe it's because they're hidden under all those shoulder pads and helmets!

I can hear my granddaughter Tanya now: "Gramma Jane, I can't believe you wrote that!" Hey, I'm retired, not dead!

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