Friday, January 04, 2008

The Opposite of Progress

Congress is going to have a hearing on the issue of steroids in baseball.

Roger Clemens, Andy Pettite, and a bunch of other baseball players and "trainers" are being called into testify.

I'm pretty obsessed with and very entertained by baseball, both as a sport on the field, and all the statistics and stories and history and all the surrounding soap opera, and I have been since the 1965 World Series.

My life would be much poorer without baseball.

But its not important.

There's a War On.

There's an Environmental Crisis.

Oil is Over $100 a Barrel.

There's an Immigration Crisis.

There's a Health Care Crisis.

Leave the Clemens interrogation to Mike Wallace, and try to get something important done.