*Assuming, of course, he or she is pretty worldly for an 8 year old.
Of course, my life is pretty dull, especially on a Wednesday night. The big story from last night involved not watching a show that I'm sure would have been terribly interesting, but I didn't think my psyche could take it. Science of the Soul sounds right up my alley, but also sounds like a good way to trigger fears about death and the beyond that I have no real way of calming. Can't just meander over and take a peek at what's waiting, you know? So we ended up with American Pickers for a while.
I did watch the premiere of The X Factor, Simon Cowell's new show. I will be honest, I pretty much only watched American Idol because Kristine did, and that was fine. There were some good moments, but for the most part, just not my cup of tea. The X Factor will probably end up being the same sort of thing. It very clearly is in the Idol mold, but it did entertain me more than the average Idol episode.
So, yeah, that's really about it for today. I did see the Blue Jays are going back to the glory days on Uni Watch, which is awesome, but not enough to write a whole post about. I do plan on seeing Moneyball soon, so I'm sure I'll have a write up about that. I read the book, and it was certainly interesting. I didn't really agree with most of it. I'm fine with sabermetrics, but the success of those A's teams had a lot more to do with a very good pitching staff that peaked together and having Miguel Tejada before we knew he was juicing. What have the A's done lately with the Moneyball fad fading? Not much, is the answer. Strategy is good and all, but you've still got to have talent. When the talent well dried up, well, the OBP didn't do much to save them. Although, to quote good ol' Joe Posnanski, that A's team didn't really have that great of an OBP anyway.