That said, we occasionally receive correspondence of some merit, too. Below are three recent examples of same, with responses of varying quality.
(Note: got a pressing question or incisive comment for NotGraphs? Feel free to fire it through the internet to firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Now, on to the letters:
Is it okay to bring a baseball mitt to a game? My friend says it’s not something for adult men to be doing, but I don’t really see the ish.
— Shawn in Shawnee
If it makes you feel better, Tony, I wear my mitt all the time and everywhere — at home, at a restaurant, and, yes, at a baseball game. I just never wear it on my hand, if you know what I mean.
I wanna name my child after a baseball player, but I have to get my wife’s approval. What’s my best option?
— Al in Alameda
Divorce, probably. I mean, statistically speaking, you’re likely to be getting one anyway at some point.
If divorce isn’t for you, Koufax is one to consider: it’s unisexual and honors one of the game’s more brilliant talents.
I’m under the impression that I enjoy baseball, but I also find it pretty boring to watch sometimes. Is that a thing?
— Tony in Tonytown
Of course. Baseball is like church: it’s mostly boring, you eat and drink something about halfway through, and you mostly do it because that’s what your father did.
On second thought, maybe baseball is like church, but not for any of those reasons. Metaphors are difficult!
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