I’m So Bored I Would Watch the Pirates

I’m So Bored I’d Watch the Pirates


The Stanley Cup and NBA finals should be finishing up. Baseball should be into its second month. The Pirates should be mathematically eliminated for the post season. We should be talking about what players the team could get in Bob Nutting’s annual midseason salary dump. This year, we have nothing.

My wife and I re-watched Super Bowl Forty-Three last night on the NFL network. The Steelers won again, but it was close.

There’s a pandemic, protests, looting, Murder Hornets, an asteroid headed towards earth and nothing to take our minds off any of it.

We’ve had seasons stopped and canceled because of strikes and contract disputes before. Fortunately, there was always another sport to focus on. This time, we have nothing.

People are betting on table-tennis…you know, Ping Pong…just for some action. That’s how bored we are. We need sports.

I know, I’m a frequent critic of the Pirates and this year would have been no exception. With no pitching, no catcher and a payroll lower than some beer league softball teams, there wasn’t much hope.

But, I would watch. If they were on right now, I would be paying attention. After they removed the starting pitcher, down 17 to nothing with one out in the first, I would watch.

[Read more…]