I’m a pretty minor poster around here, and you’ve probably never paid much attention to me one way or another. But, in the unlikely event that you find yourself wondering “What would Bayard do?”, know that I’m now Defensive Indifference.
First, thanks to the mods for indulging me.
I got kinda bored with my name, and I think Defensive Indifference is more interesting. For those who may not know, Defensive Indifference happens in baseball when a runner advances a base, in what would normally be a stolen base situation, but the fielding team makes no effort to catch the runner. This usually happens late in a blowout. Rather than run the risk of the throw sailing into center field, the catcher just shrugs and lets the runner have his insignificant base. Here’s a good article about the scoring: https://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/23/sports/baseball/23score.html?nytmobile=0
I just think it has a nice ring to it. And (TMI alert) as I’ve struggled with depression and anger management, I’ve tried to embrace the concept of Defensive Indifference in my life. Somebody does something stupid and insulting…is this worth getting worked up about, or should I just let 'em have it on Defensive Indifference? My kids don’t put their shoes away…meh, it’s not worth making the throw. I hope my name change helps me focus on that.
So, anyway, I’ll still be contributing my usual mix of milquetoast opinions, clunky attempts at humor, and occasional expertise in computer security. New name! Same mediocrity!