With the mind-boggling success of Twilight
and True Blood
you could argue that America now has two
national pastimes: baseball and vampires. In their resemblance, the twain do not often meet. And yet, this weekend, the Chicago Cubs' Tyler Colvin was impaled by a wooden stake
, and gravely injured.
Colvin is going to make it -- doctors staved off the possibility of a collapsed lung -- but his season is over. Once again, the hue and cry has been raised to ban maple bats, which have a tendency to fragment
. And who, according to a hefty lawsuit against Major League Baseball, is to blame for the popularity of these evil bats? That'd be Barry Lamar Bonds