Grit your teeth or relax at the plate? It depends on your hitting coach.
Ah, oops… He just rendered all GPS devices within a hundred-mile radius useless. Don’t you just hate it when a good thing goes bad?
I have been posting plenty of Peanuts strips here, but now, how about a motion clip? I feel bad for Linus in this — nobody applauds his spectacular running-up-the-tree catch in the first moments of the video.
Well, at least the Peanuts gang gets to put one in the win column for a change.
I’m of two minds about the sentiment in this strip. On one hand, the purist in me wants to respond in outrage: “How dare you! You just don’t understand baseball nor appreciate its intricacies!” On the other hand, playing a video game is more active while sitting and watching a ballgame is inherently more passive. You’re more in the game when playing it on a console than you are when watching others do it. I suppose the argument can be made that the kid could just go out and play baseball for real, but how easy is it, really, to get together enough folks for a pickup game anymore?
Poor Calvin. It’s hard to enjoy being a part of something when you have no understanding of what’s going on.
I’d argue that maybe the kid was doing too good of a job keeping his eye on the ball.