There is a guy who, in the coming weeks, will break one of baseball’s most hallowed records. I wrote about him before in a blog entry you can still find here.
The closer we get to the date he will break that record, the less I am paying attention. I am turning off media reports that mention his name. (Note how I haven’t mentioned it here…) Truthfully, I’m really not paying attention to baseball news at all right now, and part of it is precisely because I don’t want to hear one word about this guy.
I don’t want to know how close he is to the record right now (I am pleased to say that at this moment, I really do not know…) and I hope to not hear about it on the day he “breaks” it.
As I wrote before, he doesn’t deserve the honor, the attention, or the accolades. I felt that when I wrote before, and nothing has changed about my feelings since.
As I understand, he stands a good chance of being booed on that day he “breaks” the record. Were I in the crowd that day –and I would hope as many people as possible will just stay home– I’d try to boo louder than anyone.
So undeserving is he of this honor, such a great travesty of baseball history his “record” will be, that I hope to never mention his name again.
Therefore, when I fail to say a word about it down the road, please do not misinterpret my silence as forgetfulness or even tacit approval. I am not accidentally ignorant to this story, I am intentionally so.
Just so we’re clear.