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Professional Sports Teams on visiting the White House …..

“Why would any team go to the White House?”   Or more specifically, “Why would any team in any sport go to the White House to see any president, ever?”

These are a few of the questions posed by Sportswriter Mark Purdy in today’s Santa Cruz Sentinel.  It would be laughable if it weren’t so infuriating.  He’s specifically referring to the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. They supposedly voted unanimously last week to refuse an invitation to visit the White House, which was fake news because as of today they haven’t even been invited.  Steph Curry, Andre Igoudala and Coach Kerr have all expressed negative feelings about President Trump.

Two years ago when the Warriors won the NBA Championship they busted their tails to make it to the White House to visit Barack Obama.  Thrill of a lifetime I think they put it. Steph Curry has publicly stated that Obama is one of his biggest hero’s of all time, but of course Obama’s a big basketball fan so I’m sure that’s what all the gushing was about.

Barack Obama’s no longer in the White House, the thrill is gone and the current President is chopped liver.  So now no team in any sport should ever visit the White House again, ever.

Funny how that works.

 

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The Romance of Baseball

*Romance defined:  ……..  emotional appeal of what is heroic, adventurous, remote, mysterious, or idealized.

“There’s a great article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel today written by one of our favorite sportswriters, Mark Purdy, in which Mark boldly claims that baseball is not romantic. “Cram the Romance” he says.” 

No ~ Not that Kind of Romance!

No ~ Not that Kind of Romance!

Last night I posted from Youtube my very favorite baseball video that included the lyrics.  It started out as a great song written by John Fogerty entitled “Centerfield” and evolved into a video that’s been viewed over one million times.   I challenge anyone to view this great ditty, full screen, with volume up, and not relate it to the definition of romance as defined above.   

Okay, maybe it’s because it’s opening day and the A’s and Mariners are playing right now, as we speak, followed by the Giants and Dodgers at 1:00PM on the telly and not one darn thing will get done at my house today.  At least not in the way of Monday morning chores, that type of thing.  As far as romance and my hubby are concerned, it sometimes revolves around baseball.  (See you in October sweetie!)♥

Take a look at the Mark Purdy article, “Giants, A’s Could Do it Again”, and see what you think.  Great article Mark ~  just happen to disagree with some of it. 

*www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/romantic