In case you haven't seen it, look at this clip on ESPN.
From the time my kids were old enough to understand language, I had one sort of motto that never changed and I still preach today.
I say to them, "Common sense. It's the ONLY thing want to teach you."
If one of them does something that's lacking in common sense, all I say is: "What's the ONLY thing I want to teach you?"
If you just practice common sense, you can live a productive, positive life.
I think if everybody used common sense, there'd be no hate or war.
There'd be no rooftop owners or men left on base.
There'd still be a Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
And the Cubs woulda won the Series in '69, '84, '89, '03 and '08.
But not everybody uses common sense.
Some of them are spectacularly talented athletes who suffer from insecurities that make no sense whatsoever.
And one of them has done literally everything in his power to piss all over his own career by pissing on the game he plays and pissing off everyone off around him.
One day he thought, "I should probably take steroids."
And that little mind-blip snowballed into maybe the most collossal self-trashing of a baseball career ever.
Not gonna preach too much.
But this lawsuit thing was just soooo misguided and lacking in common sense that A-Rod had to take it back.
And in that ESPN clip where Tim Kurkjian reacts with, "I think it's the smartest thing Alex Rodriguez has done in some time," I just thought that was so. damned. funny.
Like slathering yourself in dog poop and being congratulated for washing it off.
Too bad he'll never really be clean.
I have to apologize for this post and promise to try and immediately get happy, because baseball is almost here!