Friday, June 6, 2008

Wiffle Ball and the Evolution of Bernanke

We had our first wiffle ball event yesterday. Due to extreme thunder storms we were unable to play in the parking lot. So we set up inside. Because of the limited space inside, there was really only pitching practice. (Batters stood in to take batting practice but were as active as mannequins, only 10% of pitches made it into the strike zone).

Pitching results were generally inconsistent but Andrew showed great control of his McNasty, the lefty curve. He also showed signs of Sadistic tendencies not often shown while opening doors for Trisha, complementing others and listening attentively to the mundane details of their lives Showcasing his general warm smile w/ a wink of guilty pleasure in his eyes as he beaned a batter w/ four straight fastballs.

All in all it was a good warm up for the season. We should get some pics up soon.

I have decided to post a graphic from economist and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman's blog. It shows the evolution of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. You see the evolution from our simian predecessor to homo neglectus, (former Fed Chairman and lassez-faire advocate Alan Greenspan) to the man himself: Ben Bernanke.

Chances are you wont enjoy this as much as I do, but that's your loss.

1 comment:

sware said...

You are correct. I didn't enjoy the picture as much as you at all, however I did enjoy your comments about wiffle ball. When does the season end? I'm hoping I can sit the bench for a game!:)