Here's what happens when your team is the only one in Major League Baseball that hasn't reached the 20-win level on June 22. There's speculation that Florida Marlins star Hanley Ramirez might not play against the Orioles tonight and you're disappointed.
That's right. Under normal competitive circumstances, that kind of thing would be considered a break for the home team, but these aren't normal conditions. They aren't even normal conditions for the Orioles, who have not had a winning season since Jaden Smith (the new Karate Kid) was an embryo.
So, when one of the best all-around players in the game comes down the pike and you're headed out there to pick up your new Ty Wiggingon T-Shirt anyway, you probably want to see Hanley do more than DH, though it looks like that's all he's going to do tonight.
The 20-second film critic: I took another break from answering your posts to see the aforementioned Karate Kid remake with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, and had mixed feelings. It's pretty much a true remake of the original, though the martial art of choice this time is Kung Fu, and it's set in China. Bottom line: If you like seeing 12-year-olds beat the living crap out of each other, this movie is for you.