I say that a lot, but I mean it. There are times when we might disagree, and there are times when we may cut each other to the quick, but deep in the heart of it all, I care about all of you. Some of you are among my closest friends. Some I care about very deeply, and you all know who you are.
These are trying times for us all. Things are sometimes bleak, and frightening, and I struggle to stay positive and happy more often than not. But my goodness, I have to keep doing it. I can’t drown in the negativity that threatens to swallow us, and I won’t allow it to swallow you all, too. This is why I try to bring you the lighter side of things, because this life is so hard if we focus on only the bad stuff.
One of my favorite songs says it best – baby, I’m just human. Don’t you know I’ve got faults just like everyone. I’m just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood. I know the written word, the blogging medium, can be a difficult one to sometimes bare one’s soul, but I do hope that you can all see my heart for you all, a gift given freely out of love. Because we are family in a way. Dysfunctional, a bit wild, but yeah. Family, knit together out of love for baseball, a sense of community, and bonds of friendship.
When the world shoves hate and ugliness in our faces, threatens to break our hearts, and generally pulls out the green seedlings of beauty from amongst us, that’s when we fight back. That’s when we band together. Don’t let the bastards win. I choose to fight on, I choose to look to a better place.
One of our greatest poets being sung by one of the finest treasures of the universe. Makes me feel better. I hope it makes you feel a little happier, too.
So let’s have some fun. Okay? Okay!
A HUGE h/t to our pal @someguyinva for this awesome story.
What’s this? Erstwhile GEICO Caveman surrogate Jayson Werth just referred to a teammate as the DC Strangler? Why…who in the world could he mean?
Jayson Werth is aiming for that number one troll spot. I love it. This is amazing. Give me more of this, I require it, like Tron Moses requires macaroni pictures. (Please tell me you get that. Please.)
And speaking of Bryce Harper… Royce wears a bracelet most of the time, a beaded bracelet. Generally it’s clearish beads with a black bead, sometimes it’s different depending. Once I believe he wore a pink one for mother’s day.
Today he wore this.
Now, this bracelet was for the Make a Wish Foundation but I want to believe. My inner Fox Mulder is showing. I can’t believe this is a coincidence.
Forever props to you, Bryce Harper.