Friday, March 17, 2006

Humiliated again

OK, it is bad enough that the US has elected Bush to the presidency twice, that our states continue to battle evolution, that crazy South Dakota has banned abortion, that DeLay won his stinking primary, that most Americans still think there are WMD in Iraq & that Crash won the Acadamy award. These things are humiliating. The US news section in international papers looks like the Onion or some similar mockumentary, but most shocking(!!!!): "US knocked out at World Classic."
America's pasttime? What? How can this be! I understand that similar anguish was felt during the Olympics, dream team etc & no doubt followers of Quad Rugby experienced similar devastation. But losing in our most bestest coolest sport, advancing countries with a total population less than the number of American baseball movies, this is truly humiliating.

4 comments:

wanderius thrax said...

and i was there cheering them even! what the hell went wrong! 3 hits! just 3 lousy hits!

Dan said...

Hey, i'm one of the biggest baseball fans out there. I was sad that the U.S. lost, but why does everyone think this is the end of the world? Just because it started here doesn't mean we're the best at it anymore.

ruth said...

no, it's cool that baseball is becoming more of an international sport... it would have been REALLY cool if Bill & I had gotten to go to a game while we were in Europe...
But, I still think it's a sign of the corruption, greed & arrogance of US pro sports. And America in general. Boo us.
And Scott, didn't you tell me that you were unlucky? Perhaps you are to blame.

wanderius thrax said...

my unluckiness in sporting events only extends to the giants, i think? the usa lost to canada even, i was nowheres near that game!!