The drive home last night was miserable, because people just don't know how to drive. Part of the problem is that my ride home goes over a temporary bridge that DOT constructed over Amtrak for the duration of their massive "Let's build a superhighway to Quonset" project. The ramp up to the bridge is rather steeper than is usual, and there was one spot on the ramp that people just got to and stopped dead, spinning their wheels as fast as they could hoping to gain traction. Eventually they would, but it took each of them a couple of minutes to traverse the 20 feet between the spot and the crest of the bridge. I watched at least three vehicles attempt this feat, including the moron directly in front of me. Meanwhile, traffic backed further and further up.
I know that the slope was partly to blame, but I still have no sympathy for these clueless drivers, because despite driving a rear wheel drive pickup with absolutely no weight over those rear wheels to provide traction, I had no problem making it up the hill. I just kept it in low and maintained a nice even pace. It helped that I left some space between me and the clueless moron ahead of me so that I didn't have to come to a complete stop while he fishtailed his way up the hill.
I watched some of the WBC opening game last night between Korea and Taiwan. Korea started two Dodgers, Jae Seo (who got the win) and Hee-Seop Choi, and ex-Dodger Chan-Ho Park got the save. Another Dodger, Chin-Feng Chen, was on Taiwan's roster, but is injured.
I have a lot of mixed feelings about the WBC. I think it's a nice idea, but it would be better in November. Even MLB is sending mixed messages. On the Dodgers, Tommy Lasorda is ripping players for refusing to play for their country, while Grady Little is saying that players who leave camp to play in the WBC just make it easier to figure out who's gonna be on the opening day roster. Although I doubt he'd have said that if Gagne had decided to play for Canada. Most of the guys fighting for jobs took it to heart. Robles is in camp instead of playing for Mexico, and Russell Martin won't be catching for Canada. Hee-Seop probably figured he's already lost his job and is likely to be traded, so what's the dif.
I was listening to the Dodgers hit batting practice against Braves pitching for most of the afternoon, until I got called away to set up a new machine on the domain. it was 7-3 Dodgers when I left in the eighth inning. When I got back, the Braves had won 8-7. Bother.
Meanwhile, think you've had a bad day? This poor guy was traded to another soccer team for 33 lbs. of meat. He retired instead of reporting to his new team, though. I guess he figured the writing was on the wall.