October 11, 2002


THE BODY VS. THE BUDDY: Even more galling than the Minnesota Twins 6-3 loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 2 of the ALCS was the decision by Commissioner Bud Selig (the man who attempted to murder the Twins 10 months ago) to appear at the Metrodome for the games. Bud sat in a luxury box high, high up from the field alongside his contraction co-conspirator, Twins owner and evil banker Carl Pohlad. How dare Bud even show his face in the Dome? He's lucky it was the home of Minnesota Nice, or else his life may have been in danger. At least he was sitting high up though- as anyone who has ever sat in the upper deck of the Metrodome could tell you, it is next to impossible to see anything from up there, especially the ball. From my first-base upper deck seat I never actually saw Kirby Puckett's home run to win Game 6 of the 1991 World Series leave the park; I've just been taking peoples' word for it ever since.
Even worse than Selig's gall in appearing to watch the team he tried to eliminate was Gov. Jesse Ventura's appearance during the Seventh-Inning Stretch of Game 2 when, in a highly cynical attempt to avoid being booed, the unpopular soon-to-be-ex-governor insulted Selig, drawing cheers from the sellout crowd. Ventura clearly learned a lot from his wrestling days (cheap pop); he used to play the same trick on Selig's WWE alter ego, Vince McMahon. So if Selig ends up presenting the World Series trophy to the Twins on the Metrodome turf, what will he do in order to not draw boos? Insult Osama BinLaden?

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 11, 2002 02:23 AM
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