One of the guys in my Sports MBA class got drunk with some other guys from the class a few nights ago. Apparently, before he got completely plastered, he had the foresight to ride his bicycle to the bar instead of driving. Never mind the fact that, technically, he could've still gotten a ticket from a cop for operating a bicycle while intoxicated. That beside the point of this story.
What was interesting about this particular drunken bicycle ride is that while puttering along in his intoxicated state, some other drunken dude was walking nearby and decided that it might be funny to punch my friend in the face.
These, of course, are the kinds of things that people only do when extremely smashed.
In any case, my friend gets punched, falls off his bike and lands on his face in the middle of the sidewalk, sprawled out next to his bicycle. The puncher's friends tried to apologize, but were likely too drunk themselves to do anything productive.
To his credit, my sprawled out friend with his face smooshed against the concrete managed to mutter, "Why did you hit me? I don't even know you." This, to me, is not only the funniest thing he could've said at that moment, but strangely, also the most logical.
And you may wonder what any of this has to do with anything. Actually, there are three takeaways that we can directly relate to the Padres and the past few weeks.
- People who are extremely drunk will often find themselves in situations that others find hilarious. Note that you don't necessarily have to be the drunk one to find the hilarity. You may think I have some sort of sick sense of humor to laugh at my drunk friend riding on a bicycle and getting punched by some random dude, but that's just like, one man's opinion.
- It's a sad fact of life that people will try to hurt others for no apparent reason. Be ready for that. That link is talking about Keith Hernandez taking shots at Kelley. Oh, and yes, I actually do know that anything from The Onion is not literal truth. Gimme a little credit.
- Interleague play still doesn't make any sense to me.