One of the biggest reasons that I lobbied to purchase an XM radio earlier this year was to listen to Minnesota Twins games. The other night while Sarah and I were eating dinner, I had the game playing softly in the background.

It was the bottom of the fifth inning in a scoreless game against the Orioles. The Twins had a man on second base and with one out. Lew Ford stepped up to the plate and out of the blue Sarah said, “Lew Ford sucks.” Somewhat taken aback by this sudden interjection, I said, “What do you mean? Lew Ford is a good player.”

She said, “All he ever does is strike out.”

So, we listen to the game, and Ford strikes out holding the bat on his shoulder.

I thought about it for a minute, and I asked Sarah, “Did you ever foresee a day when you not only would recognize the name of a Twins player, but you would also have an opinion about the efficacy of that player?”

She replied, “And that my opinion would be radically different from yours? No.”