1989 – Age 25 – 19 Home Runs
I love how this whole thing simply confirms that the American public is incapable of understanding or accepting anything until it's spelled out, printed in 48-point font, repeated to them daily for a couple years, and accompanied by fingerprints and a signed confession.
There are three kinds of people in this world:
1. The kind who look at a hot stove and know not to touch it
2. The kind who look at a hot stove, call you a pussy for being afraid to touch it, and then look sincerely shocked when they get hurt.
3. The kind who touch it over and over and over, thinking "well it burned me last time but maybe this time it won't!"
The first kind make the world a pleasant place. The last kind are too stupid to cause problems for anyone but themselves. It's the second that cause all the problems, because they have to – oh, just for example – see a couple thousand dead bodies in another country before they start to understand that starting a war has consequences. The only thing worse than having to listen to their chorus of "NUH-UH! YOU CAN'T PROVE THAT! HOW DO YOU KNOW? HUH? HUH?" is having to listen to their bullshit indignation after reality becomes too patently obvious for their pea-sized brains to ignore any longer.
God bless America, the land of the complete inability to deductively reason.