Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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For those of you who have read my posts in the past, you will know that I have a knack for throwing in various types of media references (movies, music, etc). I like to attribute this to the overwhelming amount of time I spend on listening to music and watching movies in my down time. And for any readers who are new to my particular literary style, here is a little metaphor-ification (to use a Bushism) to introduce you to my day to day life. If you recognize the title of this post, then you must listen to the Barenaked Ladies and their hit song, “One Week.” I cannot think of a more perfect way to describe my first week here in Tigertown. The song has fast paced lyrics and at times don’t really make much sense and are fairly confusing. Flip to my day now and I think, wow, my days are, well not so fast paced, but the nature of what we do is. And afterwards I am not really sure what day it is, all I know is that there is more baseball tomorrow. The overall theme behind the song is a love hate relationship between two people who don’t quite understand each other, and since most baseball players haven’t quite figured out the game I think this song is very fitting. There is a line “It’s been, one week since you tackled me. I still got the rug burns on both my knees.” Well it has been almost a week since I ran my conditioning test and my legs still feel like a bowl of cramped jello. It is even funny how I found the inspiration for this post. I was listening to music on my computer in my dorm room, as usual, and that song came on and I said, “man what a perfect way to describe the time so far.” The more I think about it the more I think the Barenaked Ladies wrote that for minor league baseball players in the Tigers system. The ultimate sign is probably the line everyone knows, “Chick-a-dee-china-the-chinese-chicken-you-have-a-drumstick-and-your-brain-stops-tickin.” WHAT! I eat chicken almost everyday for dinner and then go back to my room and stare at the TV until I fall asleep. Too weird, right? Well I am of the school of thought that everything happens as it should and that finding meaning for the first week of spring training in a song is well, not that significant, although interesting. The Barenaked Ladies did forget to leave out how important one week is to solidify your fundamentals and get you ready for the rest of the season, but maybe I can mention it to them for their next album.
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