attackgerbil has been scarce around these parts as of late. The holiday season is a hectic time over on the business-side of the habitrail for yours truly. I’ve also been enjoying the wonder of being a new father as today is baby gerbil’s 21st day on this fine planet. A *mysterious* 24-hour illness that knocked me completely for a loop was an unwanted distraction, complete with vivid, detailed (lsd-like, really) fever-dreams that involved the Japanese government calling me to say they wanted their flu back. All these items have limited my posting as of late.
I am thoroughly enjoying the many interesting threads and comments, but haven’t had any opportunity to do any research or had any deep insight as to what has been going on in the baseball world to comment much, let alone top-post. However, somewhere between my fevered three-AM back-channel conversations with the members of the Lower House of the Japanese Parliament and random web clickety-clicking, I found an insightful, touching, moving, and highly intellectual cineplay that answers all questions as to why the posting process and subsequent fusion of cultural interests is such a good thing for The Game.