DAILY DIRT: Obviously, men are quite puzzling to women

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Daily Dirt for Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Yeah, about that multi-tasking thing in thought No. 1 … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 630 of The Daily Dirt.

1. As a man, for most of my life I have heard how men will never be able to understand how a woman thinks.

And while there is great truth in that reasoning, have men ever questioned if women really understand THEM?

Think about it …

  • What makes a woman possibly think that all men can multi-task like them? While most women can run a household, take care of kids and make sure all family members are fed and clothed, a man often finds it impossible to even answer a question from his wife it comes during his favorite TV show or interrupts a ballgame? His reasoning? “That’s what commercials are for,” he says.
  • Women, who often battle through all sorts of sickness and even injuries, have never been able to understand how the strongest and toughest man they know — (hint: their husband) — can become little more than a weeping child when he catches the slightest hint of a cold.
  • Women have never been able to understand how men can — umm, let me phrase this gently … — so often miss the toilet bowl.
  • Women have always been confused how a man can root, root, root for the same sports team(s), even if they have not had any sort of major accomplishment for decades. Women have never been able to understand “birthrights” when it comes to athletic allegiances.
  • Women have never been able to grasp how — or why  — it’s important to their men to be able to sink a three-pointer, either on the basketball court or with a wadded-up piece of paper in the nearest waste basket … yet they cannot find the clothes hamper with a dirty shirt or pair of socks?

Yes, women can certainly be puzzling, but I’m afraid men are not far behind.

2. Some offbeat, yet actual, holidays this month you might want to acknowledge.

We list them in order of importance. You might just say they are medal worthy:

Gold medal: National Onion Ring Day, June 22. This is for those who like their celebrations deep fried.

Silver medal: National Ballpoint Pen Day, June 10. When it comes to getting ink on to paper and the bottoms of shirt pockets, nothing gets the job done like a ballpoint pen.

Bronze medal: National Cupcake Lovers Day, June 13. Really, need we say more?

3. We’re a little over one-third of the way through the MLB season.

Here’s my award winners to this point:

National League

MVP: Ronald Acuna, Atlanta. He hits for average, power and steals bases. Oh, and he’s an above-average outfielder for the best team in the senior circuit. 

Cy Young: Zac Gallen of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Spencer Strider of the Atlanta Braves are my two frontrunners. Gallen gets a slight edge because he does not have the supporting cast Strider does.

Manager: Torey Lovullo, Arizona Diamondbacks. A year ago at this time there was talk he wouldn’t even make it through the season.

American League

MVP: Aaron Judge, New York. This award will go either to Judge or Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, and at this point the Yankees outfielder has the edge.

Cy Young: Shane McClanahan, Tampa Bay: He’s the best pitcher on the best team in the league. The reason for “A” is largely because of “B”.

Manager: Brandon Hyde, Baltimore Orioles. Hands down.

Steve Thought O’ The Day — For the record, I have hit my fair share of clothes hampers with dirty socks.

Steve Eighinger writes daily for Muddy River News. He now has license to trash the St. Louis Cardinals all he wants.

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