Sure Game 1 of the World Series was a debacle, but I can’t believe that there are Cardinal fans complaining and criticizing the finest organization in baseball – maybe in all of sports. Games 2, 3 & 4 had some craziness attached, as well. We’ve won two and lost two, and all the sports talk show geeks want to talk about the two losses. Disguised behind the idea that as a paying customer they can criticize whoever they want, whenever they want, is disturbing. Most of the “haters” aren’t any good at what they do in their own working lives, yet they regularly purport to have the ability to manage the Cardinals better than Matheny. Whatever.
I’m calling foul. I’m starting to find out that many of the claims made by advertising agencies on behalf of their clients just may be over exaggerated. As an example, I don’t believe that Disney parks are “the happiest place on earth.” After much thought, consternation and a couple of visits, I’m convinced that the “happiest place on earth” is Cardiac Rehab.
Do you know one of the ways that Homeland Security catches terrorists in this country? A first line of defense is to cut off the money supply. As a result, financial institutions become a prominent piece in tracking deposits, who made them, where they came from, etc. When we get a deposit that matches to a database of bad guys, the Feds kick into gear and the wheels of police protection begin turning. Usually, the assets are “frozen” and access for withdrawal is stymied. Now you know.
Some people are born storytellers. Great storytellers can fully engage a person while discussing something as inane as recapping their most recent visit to the local grocery store. Suddenly, you’re hanging on every word of what’s going to happen in Aisle 4. If it is anything near as good as what happened in Aisle 2, then you’re bursting with anticipation.