While Thursday is generally just the day in between people annoying me with “It’s Hump Day!” and “TGIF!” it’s actually a really important day for me this week.
It’s Opening Day.
And yes, we have a Detroit Tiger gnome named Leyland.
If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time, first of all, thank you and you deserve a medal of honor and possibly a psychological examination. But you also are aware that baseball has always played a huge role in my life and quite frankly, in my happiness.
Because the Tigers open up their regular season on Thursday, I felt like I needed to write a post about it. Then I realized that the post I was trying to write had already been written—last year, by me.
It’s tacky to refer you back to old posts, but if you have even one tiny cell of fandom or like reading about my 89-year-old grandma explaining the rules of the game to her deaf friends at the nursing home, please go back and read these two posts.
They’re important to me, as I’m grateful to have another Opening Day to celebrate with the old woman and another season to enjoy. I’m taking Thursday afternoon off and once again, the three of us will gather around the TV and belt out the National Anthem off-key before my grandma simultaneously yells about a bad call or how the popcorn tastes like shit.
But another reason I love baseball is that after star players retire, they can still entertain us with their talents. No, I’m not talking about starting charities or becoming insightful game analysts, although those are commendable endeavors.
I’m talking about Twitter, and specifically, Jose Canseco on Twitter. The following stream of tweets last week have nothing to do with baseball, but quite honestly, they’re just as entertaining. And now I want Jose Canseco to send me a virtual hug.
Jose Can You See
how do we stop global warming
reduce reuse recycle morons class in session i complete you of to practice for my playboy celebrity golf tournament
clowns if you dont stop your mass consumption we will have no polar bears soon need to recycle or else no more bears
1 more stop global warming tip .turn your home heat all off at nite .saves $ an energy and lowers your body temp so u will live 20% longer
flanel pajamas morons share body heat like the pioneers did even in snow
hole families used to sleep in one big bed and produce no waste how did we go from their to killing polar bears in 100 years
al gore was a head of his time .i miss him rest in peace buddy hug for u
sorry al you need to make some more noise .Keep fighting for us i believe in your and i am with you
what did you clowns learn yesterday other than gore is not deed?
Had no idea @algore had a tv station. What a coincidence he is all over news today about firing people. Hug for u al
we need to consume less and protect enviroment for future generation nobody has no regard for the earth anymore. lets do our part
His last solution?
how about a sitcom where I play a gym teacher and wear those old skool nuthugger shorts coaches used to wear with those high tube socks
*I did not edit any of these, as the horrific nature of grammatical structure simply adds to the charm.
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