No, seriously. What the hell?
So ... the Detroit Tigers are all alone with the second best record. IN BASEBALL. Quite frankly, I still haven't adjusted. I wake up in the morning, and the scrolling bottom line during Mike & Mike tells me more often than not that the Tigers won the night before. This has NEVER HAPPENED in my life (or at least, since I realized that baseball existed and that there was a team in Detroit). In the official MWB fantasy bases-ball league -- in which my team is soaring up the standings, thanks to narrow leads in like 3 categories; I swear, this league is the biggest clusterfuck we've ever had, stats-wise -- Mike Maroth and Nate Robertson are both on rosters. Mike Maroth! NATE ROBERTSON! These guys are viable fantasy options, despite the following facts: 1.) Mike Maroth lost 20 games three seasons ago, and 2.) Nate Robertson is Nate Robertson. And they're on fantasy teams? IMPROBABLE!
I think we all know what Oglethorpe would have to say about the Motor City Kitties.
I'm still not sure this incarnation of the Tigers warrants the label "for real." Ian from the Sweaty Menses blog is buying in, but I'm still riding the fence. I mean, you just can't flip the switch and make the Tigers, the Detroit Tigers, go from "laughing stock" to "legitimate baseball team" and get people to follow without trepidation. But I am enjoying the Tigers playing moderate stretches of baseball where they win more games than they lose. It's an unfamiliar sight, but a welcome one.
Also, yes, my exams are done and my PMBR class is over. I am now a Doctor of Jurisprudence and my first bar prep class contained a moment of hilarity for me. The format of the course is that they throw us into 50 multiple guess questions each day, completely cold, on subjects that many of us haven't studied in at least two years, and then go through each of them with us and let us know how stupid we've all become. Well, on Day 4, in the middle of my Evidence test, I faced a question that began with the following:
Carruth is on trial and charged with murdering Nicolette, his former girlfriend. In its case-in-chief the prosecution contends that Carruth killed Nicolette because he had gotten her pregnant and she refused to have an abortion.
Bar prep imitating life. I can't believe they actually used Rae Carruth's actual name. In the middle of the silent lecture room I audibly laughed. There are times when I just love life.
...Times such as this weekend, when I'm coming to town and we're hitting up the Cliffside. It is, after all, Ladies' Night...