Ryan Braun is endlessly funny. He’s the guy who can arrive late to his own press conference with hair more befitting of one of those ridiculously tan male models in Gucci ads than a ballplayer and still absolutely rock it. He can also open a restaurant called Ryan Braun’s Graffito and actually date a model, all with a straight face. Takes talent. Must have something to with his Southern California roots. I am admittedly clueless about people from down there. They are aliens, around here.
You need two angles on that ‘do, right?
I mean, I carried an I Love U Ryan Braun sign to a game last September and tolerated the snickers and smirks of all the warming up Brewers pitchers for close to an hour.
I do not have a vine tattooed on my hand/arm, for the record. That’s henna.
I like (love?) the guy. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly disappointed to hear about his extension. I am holding out hope that he’ll fall so in love with the City By the Bay that he’ll waive his no-trade clause and come here. But it’s getting more unlikely by the second. Really, I have a lot of respect for players who want to spend their whole career on one team especially when they are obviously winning-crazy like Ryan and on an iffy club. I wish him all the best and I will be there to see him in San Fran this summer. I may or may not resurrect the sign.
Meanwhile, the Giants were off yesterday. Which was good because my head was feeling dangerously close to splitting open. The Rangers plunging into darkness (caution: that is a dramatized description, not real) and Braun’s years and years of millions and millions were good distractions for my mental health.
The Rangers run lately is more of a gentle nosedive than a plunging-into-darkness-dive, really. They are in second place now, .5 games behind the Angels of Anaheim, going into a series against Kansas City who are also currently in second place. That should be an interesting series. If I drink enough evening orange juice, I may be able to stay awake and watch it on Gameday. Gameday puts me to sleep, in case you weren’t aware.
It’s April 22nd and we’re closing in on the end of Month 1 of baseball season. So far, so good. For me. I apologize if you are a Boston/Minnesota/Seattle/New York/Houston/San Diego fan. Losing teams are fun too, right? Right. Encouraging statement of the day.