....I'm going home. - Eric Cartman
So, I'm sittin' at home watchin' the Daily Show tonight, and they have a bit about some softball league that's played in Washington City. I thought it was a joke piece, as the Daily Show is want to do. The story goes like this: Republican and Democrat staffers have their own softball league in DC. Because of a dispute over the way the playoffs of this league are played, many Republican teams have decided to 'secede' and form their own league. Ha ha funny, thought I.
Then Jerz Knows All (the roommate) pipes up with "that really happened."
Unbelieving, I turned to the computer for answers. The DCCC blog, the Stakeholder, had this to say. A Technorati search yeilded more.
Luckily, I found this gem from Better Traction, which pretty much says it all:
Playoffs were for the few, absudly serious teams. Absudly serious means teams that thought winning was more important than making sure someone showed up with beer. If there are enough teams today that care more about who goes to the playoffs, let alone wins, than who's bringing the beer, to cause a complete rift in the whole league, this partisan politics problem is even worse than I thought.
When terms like liberal and conservative can be used, with a straight face, to criticize softball rules, well then, its become obvious that neither of those concepts has any traction with the rest of us.
I guess someone never explained to the Cartmans in the Republican Party that there's a difference between buddy games and blood games.
And if you're into blood games, fellas, pick something other than softball.