True Elation 17: A Football Score and a Side Note
On the first Saturday of college football competition, Arizona defeated Colorado 13-7…in baseball. It was a game that featured Tony Clark tying his career best with 5 RBI, and Eric Byrnes going 3-4 and a walk with 3 RBI, 2 R and stolen base no. 39. Byrnes needs to put more days like that close together. Yesterday got his batting average up to .294. But he needs to get very hot to get his average over .300 to stay. He now has 156 hits, 75 RBI, and 85 Runs. 6 more hits, 5 more RBI and 7 more runs for new personal bests in those categories. 1 more homer for 20. He’s got 7 more games to play before he comes to San Francisco. 6 hits, including 1 homer, 5 RBI and 7 runs (and one more stolen base for no. 40) in 7 games is not too much to ask from a team leader on a contender.
Go Snakes! Webb starts today.
On a personal note, I went back to work yesterday. Being a broadcast tech for an evening news cast drives up my blood pressure, even with medication. (I have a portable monitor; I brought it to work). Anybody got any better ideas for making money?
I got into the habit of listening to sports talk radio while I was off. The Vick case was a major story but it also brought reminders of other sports figures who were or had been in recent trouble with the law or their leagues. When I hear about baseball players, football players or other sports figures getting arrested, and/or suspended for misconduct, I think the fools don’t realize how good they have it. They should walk a mile in my shoes. I make less than 1.5 times the Federal poverty line. I am being dunned for unpayable medical bills. (And I have doubts about the quality of some of the care). A proposal I made to create a better job at the radio station for myself has been completely ignored, which is worse than being told something like, "Nice idea, but we don’t have the budget for it."
I keep wishing that a judge or a league commissioner would sentence the bad actors to get some obscure, low-paying job and to live on that income for 6 months. Maybe then they’ll appreciate how good they have it otherwise, and then they’ll stay straight and be nice to the working-stiff fans who pay good bucks to see them.
D’Backs "buzztails", keep your noses clean! We’ve already had one of you in trouble this year and that’s one too many.