Daily Archives: June 27, 2005

June 27, 2005

Almost Too Sad To Make Fun Of

Twice during the work day I make the rounds of the Reds blogs because, though entering the names of three hundred database tables and columns into a Visio diagram and an Excel spreadsheet, as I was doing today, is truly titillating work, it can get a bit intense.

It was in that frame of mind that I made my way onto Red Reporter to find JD's take on a story that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer featuring quotes from Danny Graves. If you haven't already read it, I recommend you go check it out.

The first thing that struck me about this story is how very much it sounded like something I would write. Of course, in my version, Graves would be constantly weeping throughout the interview, with frequent pauses to blow his nose. Then again, I guess we don't know that he wasn't doing just that.

I'm torn: on the one hand, this is exactly the sort of thing I'd make fun of; on the other, even if every word Graves is saying here is true, the fact that he would stoop to actually say it is so pathetic that all I can seem to muster is pity for the guy. So I guess I'll abstain; it's kinda funny without me making fun of it anyway.

In completely different news, my copy of Oh Say Can You Sing? arrived in the mail today. My son has dibs on the t.v. until the big hand is on the 12, so I'll have to wait to check out the DVD after he goes to bed, but I've been jamming to the CD. I plan to do a proper review sometime this week.

I also invested some time last night in Human League research on Adam Dunn, who, after my research, is rapidly rising on my list of favorite players. That being the case, maybe I'll find the motivation to finish that up this very evening.

And don't forget, tomorrow's game is against the Cardinals, which can mean only one thing: more snaps with Bellyscratcher! She's gotten a head start with her smack talking about Milton's bobblehead. How she managed to talk smack on smack I was already talking, I don't know, but I'll give her props for it. I'll also kick myself for not thinking of it first.

OK, now this post is starting to get intense. I need a break. Where the heck is a Visio diagram when you need one?