What is it about sports? Why do we pay athletes millions of dollars to play a game? Why do we act as though it's the end of the world if "our" team loses? And we party in the streets when they win, even with all of the other problems in the world and in our lives? Even living in a big sports town, I never really got it (especially football!).
It's a diversion. Probably anyone else could have told me that, had I asked. But what better way to forget about your lousy day at work or really tough week, than to watch a baseball game as if your life depends on the outcome?
Maybe there's a reason my last 6 posts have been about baseball! (Well, that's how I've spent my time, going to baseball games and going to work. You really don't want me to blog about work.)
Oh, I still think professional athletes are grossly overpaid. I still don't get football. But we could all use a little diversion from time to time.