The job that pays me (hint: not this blog) requires me to work inconvenient hours. I knew when entering the field there’d be a good chance of me working the hours I do, but I chose to do it anyway. Generally, this is not a decision I regret. Then days like today come along.
AJ Burnett’s return. The fans are going to torture him. The hitters are going to destroy him.
Roy Halladay’s going to school him.
And I have to work.
This is nobody’s fault except my own. But it has got me thinking.
Most statutory holidays are based around some sort of religious event. People are given the day off work — with pay — to honour their beliefs.
But what about those of us who aren’t religious? For a large group of people I know, sports would seem to be the closest thing to a religion. For me, it’s baseball.
And Halladay vs. Burnett, Toronto vs. New York, is the closest you’re going to get to the classic good vs. evil battle perpetuated by most religions.
So, is there anybody out there who knows anything about having a religion recognized by the government? I’d love to be able to take tonight off for “religious reasons.”