What a great game last night, especially if you like the Giants, which I do. I can imagine if you're a Royals fan you probably didn't think so. But that's the way it goes. I can't say I hope your team wins tonight, because I don't. I love the Giants, and I especially love Hunter Pence.
Last night was when I flipped the switch for the new Scripting News home page. I've been dreaming of this page for a long time. I wanted to bring together all the news projects I've been doing over the last year in one place. I gotta say it hangs together nicely.
One of the cards I did last night, during the singing of God Bless America, was a version of the idea with Hunter Pence in place of America. This turned out to be my favorite card of the night. I wanted to say why I liked it so much.
Hunter Pence is radically great, in every way. He has a pure joy in baseball. All the World Series players have this. You can see it. But with Pence it's especially strong. Like Mookie Wilson had it. Pence is a philosopher.
I love my country, but detest the singing of God Bless America at baseball games, especially at the "world" series. A lot of the people on the field and in the stands are not from America. Some of them may not even like America. And we have always stood for inclusion, as a I recall from my grade school lessons in history. But singing about God and America is just wrong. Especially since it's always about war. Baseball is a fun sport. To hitch it up to such a corrupt cause spoils the whole thing.
So I'm going to sing God bless Hunter Pence when they sing God Bless America from now on. It's like Alice's Restaurant.