Whose side are you on? Team Dusty or Team Derek?
It’s hard choosing sides sometimes. Like, what do you do when you’re friends with both sides in a couple and the split is less than amicable? Or when two 115-year old tortoises decide they can no longer live together, who gets to keep the cage and who has to move? These are tough questions and it’s rare that anyone comes out of the situation feeling good.
The only difference is when you really can’t stand one of the two people. Like, for instance, Dusty Baker. This is the guy who is probably most responsible for destroying the careers of Mark Prior and Kerry Wood. The guy who almost let his young son get trampled during the 2002 World Series. Derek Lowe? I don’t have strong feelings one way or the other about him. But when a manager asks his pitcher to “brush back” the other team’s pitcher, well, that seems kind of odd.
The specifics of the situation are weird because there really aren’t any specifics. It’s not like the tortoises where they just grew apart and then started biting each other. That’s pretty black and white. This is more of a “he said nothing, she said nothing” type of conflict where we have absolutely no idea what really happened. And for whatever reason, although the two guys obviously can’t stand each other, neither one will come out and say what happened to lead up to this incident.
The biggest problem for me is that Lowe plays for the Indians and, as a Tigers’ fan, I really don’t care much for the Indians. It’s kind of like if I had to choose between two friends who were splitting up and one of them was a Notre Dame fan. That would seem to make the decision a little easier because I really don’t like Notre Dame. However, when the second person is a loudmouth deadbeat who scratched a few of my DVDs and never even apologized for it, well, the Notre Dame thing doesn’t seem quite as bad anymore. Team Dusty or Team Derek? Put me firmly in Mr. Lowe’s column. He never scratched any of my DVDs.
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