Saturday, July 21, 2007

We do not bury Bonds in this house

Dear FOX Sports,

We get it: Barry Bonds is going to break Hank Aaron's record. And soon. We're not thrilled with it, but we accept it. We're coping. However, this does not mean that you get to cut into a game we are watching, the game you are actually airing, every. single. time. Barry Bonds has an at-bat. For one thing, he's still two runs from tying the record, and three from beating it. So even if he does hit it out of the park right now, it's not a historical event. It's a home run, no more and no less than a home run hit by Manny Ramirez or David Wright or Bronson Arroyo.

Therefore, please do not do that again. After Bonds has hit two more roundtrippers, and only after he has gone yard two more times, can you start cutting into the currently airing game every time Bonds has an at-bat. We still won't like it, mind, especially if you're cutting into a Red Sox game, but at least it'll make some sort of sense, in the grander historical context.*

No Love,
The Girls of Respect the Tek

*At least, it will seem important for a decade so until we're talking about whether A-Rod, a known slapper, is worthy of breaking the Great Pumpkinhead's record, and whether he should wear an Angels cap in the Hall of Fame now that California is sinking into the sea. And, of course, will the Sox' first round draft pick be Manny Ramirez, Jr. or Manny Ramirez Jr., Jr.?

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