So, you’ve procrastinated with your Valentine’s Day planning. All the restaurants are booked, all the flowers have been bought, and only the crappy jewelry are left. I’m here to help you out and suggest an alternative. How about you and your love one sit on the couch, cuddle after an awesome candle lit dinner and watch a romantic… baseball game. Hear me out now.
We all know the orgasmic like feeling of seeing the blond knight in his shining blue armour vanquishing the opponent with his trusty bat on hand. Slaying the disgusting orange beast with 3 mighty swings, so powerful it broke the sky and let the hats fall.
Or having your heart broken while watching the tragic story of a 19-inning loss. Unable to do anything as you watch Lady W slip away from both the starter who only gave up 2 runs and the run of the mill reliever gave all his heart and sacrificed his arm to keep team in the game.
How about under a crying grey sky the pitcher asks, “I’m just a boy, standing in front of his batters, asking them to SCORE ME SOME DAMN RUNS!” And instead of following the tired narrative, they finally take a nap emerge from the from the dark cave of the third base dugout and score for him 12.
As well, the exuberant passion that comes out during an elimination game from the boy we’ve watched grow up into an Ace of a man. Takes the ball and whiffs it by you.
And certainly, you’ve known the naïve or, maybe, we can even describe, optimistic feeling of a new season that will end with the happily ever after we’ve all been longing for. Jumping so quickly on this rebound relationship, despite your heart still mending itself from an ALCS loss and countless goodbye of players you loved.
So, I hope some of you do take my advice, especially considering it will be the first day of Spring Training for our Blue Birds. Happy Valentine’s Days everyone!