So how was everyone’s holiday weekend? Mine was nice, aside from an unpleasant reminder that it isn’t exactly baseball season yet. My little brother had a baseball tournament and after being rained (and snowed. Snow around Fremont. So weird.) out the first day we went down the second day in 40 degree weather at the hottest point. Only for me to open up my purse and take out one black glove and one black sock. Giant oops. My hand nearly froze off until someone finally lent me a full pair. These tournaments also schedule 10 year olds starting their games at 9PM. Which is weird, seeing as the games then go til 11. Can we say way past bedtime right about now?
In MLB news this weekend has brought Brian Wilson conspiracy theories (aka, TMZ says he was partying with Charlie Sheen), A-Rod-might-be-an-okay -guy-after-all theories, Jon-Daniels- would-love-to-walk-in-and-hug-everybody-every-day-but-that’s-not-critical-to-winning-and-other-strange-assorted-quotes-from-Rangers-and-Michael-Young. And a what-the-heck-is-interesting-cardio, Brian Wilson? You know. Stuff like that.
But the (arguably) biggest news is that me and my better half (The Older Sister) came up with a brilliant plan. So you know how the A’s are trying to move to a new city? Las Vegas had been thrown around, as has San Jose, but the Giants continue to block that. However. Since I can convince Brian Sabean to do almost anything (voodoo dolls and all that), I started thinking, They should move to Berkeley! And the reason Berkeley is better than any other city? Well, a. Diamond Girl lives here. And b. We have a location and a neighborhood that way needs some, ahem, re-hab. People’s Park. Telegraph Ave. We could call them the Berkeley Batty Bats. Or the Everlasting Gobstopping Sea Lions. Or something. I’m not really great with names. None of the players would have to move because it’s so near to Oakland but maybe Berkeley would be a better city for a baseball team…? Huh. If you put it that way, Oakland seems like a fine home. Berkeley can’t even re-pave a block of a street. Billy Beane would have to become mayor and re-vamp the whole city. This plan is getting real complicated. I think I actually just vote for Vegas.