The only bad thing about baseball in hi-definition is how absorbed I get in things that are not the game. This evening, for instance, I’m missing the drama fest between the Giants and Braves because a guy behind the plate is driving me nuts.
This guy has been on the phone for four innings. He’s at Game 4, a tight affair where the Turner Field fans are hanging on every pitch. And when this tool’s not text messaging, he’s talking on the phone.
Seriously, would you love to sit behind the plate at Game 4? Sure you would. And would you talk on the phone like a dork for more than a minute? Even if it was your boss? No. Of course you wouldn’t. Not if you’re a Bugs&Cranks reader.
People of Greater Atlanta, if you know this man, you must hassle him relentlessly Tuesday. You must ask him how he liked the game. You must ask him who hit that home run for the Braves in the 7th. (He won’t know it was McCann.) Ask him how Derek Lowe looked.
Do not let him off the hook. Visit him at lunch and tell everyone he was at Turner Field and yakked on the phone all night. Do not let him tell you he was talking about work. Hassle him from daybreak until quitting time. ¬†Here’s a better look at him:
Hound him all day long.
Unless you’re the sack he was talking to all night. In that case, you’re worse than he is.
NOTE: With the Braves down 3-2, the guy left before the start of the ninth inning. Of course he did.