Everyone’s frustrated with the Pirates at the moment, except for one of our dinner guests last night. He felt all was right with the world, since the Pirates were acting like they’d always acted for the past 20 years—losing.
As a baseball fan/fanatic, I also feel frustrated. But I can’t help also empathizing, sympathizing. I think the players are depressed and lost. Their confidence is shot, so they press harder.
As a writer, in a very competitive market, I can remember a triumphant first half of my career; the second half, however, has been less glorious, with more defeats than victories.
“But it doesn’t compute,” you say. “The players make a bit more money than you do, Sally Alexander.”
Ah, right. So, well. Guess I don’t actually feel their pain—probably a lot more pain, actually. Maybe we shouldn’t cut the Pirates a break! But nonetheless, for some reason, I do feel a little sorry for them.