While most of your comments have been so supportive of me (thank you for embracing me), I would be remiss if I didn’t say the negative comments have stood out (kind of like a Giants fan at a Dodger game). In particular, I am referring to the comments about my love life (you know who you are).
This will be the first and only time I am going to address this subject so let’s get it out of the way.
First of all, if I were actually attached to every pitcher the press has attached me to, I would be in a hospital or mental ward somewhere — in a straightjacket (that I would of course desperately try to make stylish).
Secondly, even if all the rumors about my MLB love life were true (which they’re not) ?- we should really examine the double standard that is in full effect here. I know for a fact, that there are many MLB players (plural) or athletes in general for that matter who have dated many Screen Actors Guild members. I won’t name names (cough Derek Jeter cough). And yet, these guys are considered cool and we give them props for getting their high profile starlets. On the other hand, women who have dated more than one guy in any profession are easy targets for ridicule. I am speaking personally of course, but I am sure any woman that reads this entry can relate to this double standard and how it may pertain to their lives relative to their own experience.
And I ask you this -? what girl in her right mind wouldn’t want to date a ball player (especially a girl who loves baseball)? They are heroes in the utmost iconic sense. Our heroes. Big, strong men that can save the day; that are sometimes the underdogs we cheer on and have faith in no matter what. We believe in their ability to make our dreams come true on the field. Why wouldn’t I believe that the same might be true off the field?
My social life doesn’t consist of going to clubs like some of my peers. You won’t find me at Hyde or whatever club some of my contemporaries find fashionable at the moment for their social butterfly lifestyles. My social life consists of going to games and through that, I have met a few really great men.
We are all looking for our ?Happily Ever After.? I am still looking for mine. Along my journey, I have been blessed to cross paths with some of my heroes. These experiences have taught me many things not only about the game I love, but also about the game of love.
I have no regrets.
So to all you lazy bloggers and sports journalists who chose to look for the easy target -? I am here for you. Just trying to find my way with a 0-2 count. And even though I know it?s coming, and it?s nowhere near the zone, I will probably swing at that low and away third pitch. But at least I went down swinging.
P.S. Juan Pierre?s bat finally woke up in Arizona!
P.P.S. When will Betemit?s bat wake up?
P.P.P.S. I thought Derek Lowe?s comment about power pitchers doing better at Coors Field was interesting.
P.P.P.P.S. I love that Brady Clark can come off the bench and hit like he?s been playing every day. But . . . why was Lieberthal batting cleanup? Is that some Moneyball thing?