Many a sleepless night has been blamed on an unsolvable riddle. People shifting under a comforter, eyes at full mast, wishing they hadn't glanced at that book of Zen koans. What was my original face before I was born? Turning the pillow over isn't going to help them solve it, but they try anyway....
This was my night last night. I hand-delivered an answerless riddle to my psyche. My eyes were closed, blanket pulled up, and then the thought came like a rogue wave:
Logically working through the problem helped me. Number of times I've ever said, "Yes! Way to go Kent!": a whole bunch. Number of times I've ever said, "Yes! Way to go Ledee!": -63. Kent is a patently unlikable fellow, and one who just happened to don the unholy blue as he winds down his career. He still won an MVP for the Giants, though, and he still helped the team get to a World Series.
Ledee might be the greatest human being to ever step on a baseball field. After every game, he could go coach midnight basketball games for troubled youth, and stop by a soup kitchen to help serve before he went home. On the other side of the ledger, he has done everything in his power to prevent the Giants from winning any game he's associated with. To recap:
Felix Rodriguez, 2004 Phillies: 21 innings, 7 earned runs, good for a 3.00 ERA
Number of wins the 2004 Giants were short of the playoffs: Two.
Your cream pie goes in the face of....
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