Thursday, September 27, 2007


The struggle for possession of Bond’s 756th home run ball occupied only a few seconds of air time but it was as stomach-turning to watch as any of that awful cage-fighting proliferating in cabledom.

There were multiple crimes of violence (probably misdemeanor battery mostly) as well as multiple attempted grand thefts committed in the scramble.

Of course it’s embarrassing. It’s also an instructive metaphor for what we have become.

----- o -----

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you are so right. As a kid, we used to walk around SF at night without a fear. today i wouldn't do it in daylight in a steel uniform. r.s.