Excitement wise, it's a rough team to be playing, because if you lose (remember last year), it's doubly humiliating because it's the Nationals. On the flip side, even if you win (like tonight), how much glory is there in beating the Nationals, really? It's not something you can gloat or jump up and down about, unless of course you're Seattle and you hypothetically beat them (which you didn't).
Still, a win's a win. Livan poured it on, hopefully providing a stop-gap for all the "Livan sucks" talk. There was some Justin Awesomeness. Things are good, I'm just being uncharacteristically unenthusiastic tonight.
In other news, Those Girls would like to officially voice our concern about the MPR Bleacher Bums' blog excitement about Walleye Tacos being offered at the new ballpark. Those Girls happen to be self-proclaimed Experts on Fish Tacos....our credentials being that I was once pressured into eating one while vacationing in California.
So, here's our little P.S.A. on the matter:
If you're ever looking at a menu and absentmindedly say "Ew. Fish Taco," and someone says in a very harsh and judgmental tone "Have you ever had a fish taco? Because you shouldn't judge it if you haven't tried it," it's OK to ignore them and order a waffle instead. Just because someone challenges you to eat a fish taco, it doesn't mean you have to do it. Be strong. But if you wind up ordering a fish taco anyway, then have second thoughts and your friend says "Don't wuss out!" it's still OK to wuss out. Because really, you're not missing anything. It is exactly what you think it is: Fish. In a taco. And if you wind up eating the fish taco, and you don't like it, and then you find out that the person who scolded you for saying "Ew. Fish Taco," had never actually eaten a fish taco himself, DON'T resort to physical assault. Violence is never the answer.If the new ballpark has fish freaking tacos but does not have waffle fries, Those Girls will never, never shut up about it. That's a promise.
In closing, allow me to summarize with an SAT-like analogy:
Nick Swisher:Baseball Players::Fish Tacos:Food