When I started this blog last season, I added the section of posts you see above titled Questions from the Mrs. Back then, my lovely wife watched every game with me and, almost without fail, asked me one insightful question about the game per night in her continuing desire to know more about baseball. Perfect series of posts right?
Well, with apologies to Igor, I think I created a monster. Not only does she understand the game, but she keeps doing this annoying thing; being right. This has a lot of terrible consequences. It totally ruined the Questions from the Mrs. section (is it too late to change it to unrequested opinions from the Mrs?) and set up some serious ‘I told you so’ moments (like the time I thought about making a Sam Fuld joke in the Monday morning Power Rankings only to be talked out of it by the Mrs. and suffer through a series of taunts during the LegendofSamFuld game that Monday night). Most importantly, now that she follows the club, the Mrs. keeps stealing my ideas for blog posts and then, taking credit for them even though I thought of them first. Seriously. (Just because you don’t say it out loud first doesn’t mean you weren’t thinking it first. Right?)
Happened again tonight. During the game, I was thinking that I needed to write a post praising the skipper for keeping this group of young players focused during the tough start. There are a lot of skippers that would take a scuffling team like the 1-6 Rays and snuff out their life. In fact, there is a manager like that in the visiting dugout at the Trop the last few nights. But Joe Maddon, through his unique approach, his cool glasses, his wine, his something, kept this group on track.
Of course, I’m not writing that now. Because the Mrs. just blurted it out in the 7th inning. So now she’s going to take credit for it. What’s up with that? I am going to have to impose an embargo on interesting discussion until after I have written. This is brutal.