WANT SAPPY AND VERMONT? TRY MAPLE SYRUP INSTEAD OF BEAR NECESSITIES: Howard Cole, whose blog BaseballSavvy.com expands upon his love of the horsehide, offered up a smart piece of advice in those anxious days before Valentine’s Day.
We know it’s come and gone, and you probably struck out again. But if and when it arrives on the calendar again, and you’re getting blindsided by those loud ads on sports-talk radio about what we as idiot guys are supposed to do on this day of romance, file this one under “don’t … please don’t”:
“The Main Squeeze gave little clue of what this year’s present should be (outside of a ring, of course) but this much was communicated emphatically: ‘THE VERMONT TEDDY BEAR SUCKS! I HATE THE VERMONT TEDDY BEAR!!! Any woman worth her salt hates the Vermont Teddy Bear, and all it represents. Come within a mile of me with that retarded gift idea and we’re toast!! You hear me? Toast!!!’ So, apparently, if I understand the woman correctly, the Vermont Teddy Bear is out…”
Now does it make sense?