October 31, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval acknowledges the fans during the World Series victory celebration at City Hall. The Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers in a four-game sweep to win the 2012 World Series. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Pablo Sandoval judged the Miss Universe pageant. He sure did, alright, and this is a blog post about it. This is a blog post about it because it’s the baseball offseason and the baseball offseason is typically really boring with a few, short, notable flashes of intrigue. I’m not willing to consider yesterday’s Mariners/Angels trade of Jason Vargas and Kendrys Morales one of those notable flashes of intrigue because man, what a boring trade. You’ve probably already read about it like six different times in six different places because that’s how the baseballing internet works when only one sort of interesting thing happens per week in the winter. The trade makes sense for both sides: ok hitter for an ok pitcher, park factors roster construction blah blah blah. Pablo Sandoval judging the Miss Universe pageant is a notable flash of intrigue because he’s a baseball player doing something abnormal and he was also on the team that won the World Series and he was also the Most Valuable Player in said World Series. I kind of forgot about that already. What’s today’s date, anyway? I feel like it’s been the winter/offseason for about six months now. Do I have Seasonal affective disorder? The acronym for Seasonal affective disorder is (SAD), so that’s pretty appropriate.
So Pablo Sandoval judged the Miss Universe pageant. Pageant is spelled kind of funny. The lady who won the Miss Universe pageant is named Olivia Culpo and she attends Boston University and is the first American to win the pageant in 15 years. So good for her. I was hoping to find a breakdown of the judges voting, so I could tell you who Pablo Sandoval voted for, but apparently they keep that kind of thing under lock and key. Which voting results exhibited the most nuanced thought and common sense, do you think, those for the Miss Universe pageant, or the baseball Hall of Fame? I think we all know the answer to that one, and the answer is depressing, or hilarious, or both. Definitely both. I may have (SAD) but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate absurdity.
Pablo Sandoval judged the Miss Universe pageant. If you didn’t know, now you know. He judged the Miss Universe pageant and then I wrote some words about it and then you read those words and I’m truly, very sorry about that.