Monday, September 14, 2009, or Why We Don't Mess With Germans

It's a late Sunday night. I'm sitting at home finishing up the Lord of the Ring trilogy with the wife and friends after having played a rousing session of the Shadowrun 4th edition RPG. I open my laptop, go to reddit and find a link to Amazon's German website, to an aluminum bat. This aluminum bat.

Yep, just an ordinary aluminum bat, but when you scroll down to the heading: "Kunden, die diesen Artikel gekauft haben, kauften auch", or in English: "Customers Who Bought this Item Also Bought". This brings me to my title, which is more than appropriate, and these following items.

Leather gloves, a ski mask, and some pepper spray?! Are you kidding me?! That is why we don't mess with the Germans...they don't mess around! I mean, what do we Americans purchase when they buy an aluminum bat? Hmmm, I don't know, but let's find out!

Seriously? That's right, we buy batting gloves, a baseball tote bag, and...two-ply?! Really? What in baseball reminds you of the need to use the bathroom? Nevermind, I don't want to know but, I do know that I'll never take on a German by myself...especially at a Little League game!