By the time I could tune into this game, the White Sox trailed the Indians 7-0, with Reynaldo Lopez getting knocked out in the third inning. With Corey Kluber on the mound for Cleveland, there wasn’t much of a point in holding out hope.
I could issue a full and proper recap, but the time would be better spent reading Clickhole’s latest “Ask Questions At Me” with A Recently Divorced And Laid-Off Middle-Aged Man With A Lot Of Health Problems, And Everything He Says Is Incredibly Depressing. It seems like the companion piece this game never asked for, but nobody asked for this game, either.
Q: What is your advice for a middle-aged man about to lose his job, marriage, and custody of his children? How can I best prepare for this situation?
A: It’s important to remember that though you might think you’re going through one enormous loss, there are actually hundreds of other, tinier losses you’ll experience along the way. For example, one thing you don’t realize until you get divorced is that only one of you gets to keep all the baby photos of your kids.
I try to use my faith as a way to cope with all the pain of losing my job and my family. It hasn’t worked for me so far. One time I flipped to a random page in the Bible and put my finger down, hoping to land on something encouraging, but instead I landed on a verse about God ruining a man’s life as an example to others.
My advice to you is to remember that just when you think a day can’t possibly get any worse, sometimes it gets worse six or seven more times. This life is not a good one.
I’ll update the tags on this one when I see more of it.
Record: 16-37 | Box score