Mike Cope's blog

Friday, May 28, 2004

Tonight's the night. This is game three of Baack's vs. Half Moon. The winner gets first; the loser gets second. Both will get to be in the city tournament. After that, I'll be the manager/coach for the all-star team. So potentially I could be hacking and wheezing well into July. Here's what I have to look forward to in major league all-star coaching. (I was the minor league all-star coach two years ago.) Every parent thinks their son should (1) start, (2) pitch or play shortstop, and (3) bat third. I have not yet discovered a way where all 12 can do that. I've enjoyed reading the comments from this past week. What is there about this blog that attracts so many readers with a touch of cynicism?


  • Mike,

    I was wondering the same thing about the cynicism. I enjoy reading your blog, but I don't go to the comment section very often. It is too much like the church I grew up in.

    By Blogger Joe Cook, at 5/28/2004 09:04:00 AM  

  • Joe - I think maybe a better word than "cynicism" is "tongue-in-cheekism." I have no idea who several of the people commenting on are, but the ones I know have sharp wits (at least half true) and big hearts.

    By Blogger Mike, at 5/28/2004 09:10:00 AM  

  • "but the ones I know have sharp wits (at least half true)"Is that your covert way of calling them half-wits?

    By Blogger Q, at 5/28/2004 09:12:00 AM  

  • I can't think of anything more exciting tonight in Abilene, TX than to watch Baack's and Half Moon duke it out for the Key City Little League Title. I've been waiting on this one and you can bet........I'll be there. In fact I think I'll go out a little early and eat a world famous Key City LL hamburger and fries. Life does'nt get any better than this baby.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/28/2004 09:32:00 AM  

  • Okay, I'm guessing Mike wrote that last 'anonymous' comment. Next thing you know, he'll be writing reviews of his own books!

    And I'm not cynical. Technically, cynicism is 'An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others.' And I'm pretty sure tha tthe movitve of everyone commenting on your blog here is a feeble attempt to make themselves feel important.

    Not me, though. I'm already important enough that my ego has it's own zip code.

    By Blogger Tim Castle, at 5/28/2004 09:53:00 AM  

  • The thing that jumps to the front of all the important ramifications of this big game is this.......what in the wide wide world of sports have we come to when our Little League baseball teams are now being named "Baacks" and "Half Moon"? I guess we are not in Kansas anymore, huh? Next thing you know that sawed off coach will be calling himself "I got game". Come to think of it, I believe "Knights" did retire his jersey.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/28/2004 01:25:00 PM  

  • Hope the game went well. And congratulations to both first and second place teams.

    By Blogger Q, at 5/28/2004 11:10:00 PM  

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