Yay, Giants!!! Mostly I think baseball is the most boring game ever invented, with the possible exception of golf. But I did enjoy following the World Series, and it feels good to have been rooting for the winning team (for a change!). I have even become a mild fan of Tim Lincecum, impessed by his utter focus and intensity on the mound. I am left, however, with two very profound questions. 1) Do you think major league baseball players ever get tired of the game? I mean, how long can you care about throwing and hitting a little ball? (I think this possibly may be a gender issue, but am not sure). And 2) What is with all the spitting? They spit, on average, every 23 seconds. At first I thought maybe it’s kind of a power trip, a sign of dominance (or would-be dominance); then I thought maybe it expresses disgust about something, but that doesn’t seem to answer; and lastly I am wondering if it’s a nervous tic, a tension-releaser, like horses chewing on fences – or maybe a weird form of Tourette’s syndrome? Then again, maybe it’s just that their mothers didn’t teach them proper behavior with bodily fluids? What do you think?