Cardboard link of the weekOctober 8, 2009
“Am I cracking up, Doctor? Is this the last of the ninth?”
– Charlie Brown
Well, it’s that time of year when I cease even trying to do anything with my free time beyond focusing on baseball, and though through the next few days there will be live baseball being played during the majority of my waking hours, there are still some empty hours to be filled.
If you’re like me and are looking for a way to fill some of that emptiness without losing the kind of obsessive focus that caused Charlie “Sack” Brown, in the greatest saga in the history of the Peanuts comic strip, to develop a rash on his head in the shape of a baseball, I would suggest roaming around at random at the new website called The Rouge’s Rogue’s Baseball Index, “an alternative baseball lexicon.” Sometimes one of the newly minted, often hilarious definitions will lead, through a “see-also” link, to another related definition, which will in turn give way to another definition, and before you know it your morning will be gone and it’ll be time to start watching the action again, this time with a whole new baseball-woozy language in your head.
And if you still need something to do and don’t have a copy of a Peanuts book with the original “Sack” saga in strip form, you can get the gist of the story with the animated version below: