October 07, 2008

Gratuitous Nats Posting - "Hello, Darkness? Meet Candle!"


As I have already lamented here, the Nats of course had an extraordinarily awful season this year. So what is the bright side? That with all of the games we watched together, I think I can safely confirm now that the Eldest Llama-ette is becoming a gen-u-ine baseball fan.

Want proof? This weekend, utterly out of the Blue, the gel asked me, "Hey, Dad, who had more home runs this season, Chase Utley or Chipper Jones?"

When the gel moves from paying attention not just to her own team, but to the stats of players on other teams as well, I feel that we have definitely arrived. And as I often say, even if I screw up all other aspects of fatherhood, I count kindling in her a love for this best of games as a major achievement.

(BTW, if you are wondering, the answer is Utley. He had 33, while Jones had 22 and yes, I had to look it up.)

Posted by Robert at October 7, 2008 09:36 AM | TrackBack

Speaking of Chipper, I remember getting a kick out of a story, from a couple of years ago, where an opposing ball player got deeply under his skin by telling him, during the game, that "any grown man who still goes by the name "Chipper" is just pathetic" or words to that affect.

Posted by: Mike at October 8, 2008 08:28 AM

What first bugged me about Chipper was that big ol' wad of whatever he usually had planted in his cheek.

We don't mind him so much anymore, but Utley has become a major villain at Orgle Manor due to his repeated spanking of the Nats this season.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at October 8, 2008 11:03 AM