Something happens every four years that gets my panties in a knot. It’s not leap year or the U.S. presidential election. For a busy single mom, gaining 24 hours every four years is a blessing. As for the latter, I just treat it as entertainment. The event I am referring to is much worse in magnitude and impact on the United States citizens than a presidential election. The horrible event I am referring to begins today and lasts two, long, painful weeks.
It’s such an “important” event, Google doodlers created this for today:
You have probably guessed by now this post is about the summer olympics 2012. Really people of the world? Does anyone have an understanding how highly disruptive this is for baseball? We are in the second half of the season. A very exciting season. So exciting the olympics should have been cancelled or postponed this year.
This isn’t just any baseball season for the olympic 2012 committee to ignore without even a thought to the impact the olympics would have on major league baseball. This is THE YEAR for baseball.
Well, to Nationals fans, at least. Okay, so maybe this is a little bit of an over-the-top suggestion for me to state the olympic committee should have abandoned the games because the Nats are in first place. Here’s a more reasonable approach to the dilemma:
The olympics could still be held this summer, but the U.S. should have boycotted in deference to the Nats. That is probably a more reasonable approach to this problem.
This two week interruption to the greatest baseball season of my lifetime has me on edge as the olympic games open this evening. As someone known for giving advice, here’s what I suggest to survive the next two weeks:
- Stay focused on baseball by only watching MASN and MLB stations.
- Enforce an olympic black-out in your home for the entire family.
- Complain to every restaurant showing olympics over baseball in the bar.
- When someone mentions olympics 2012 in a conversation, pull out a non-sequitor about baseball to redirect the discussion.
I have a piece of advice for Google too.
Hey Google. Doodle this.
It’s Friday and even though we have the olympics craziness starting tonight, I am still in a great mood. Here’s something that’s helping to keep my spirits up: the pick for Song of the Week this week: