Was doing some catalog reading last night in anticipation of the holidays and came across the following product in the Brookstone catalog:
Pretty neat idea, I thought, upon first glance. I definitely know some sports fans (not Red Sox fans, mind you, but I guess they had to choose one for the pic...) who might enjoy this.
After taking a closer look, though, it dawned on me that this might not be the best gift after all... You see, by placing the Home score on the left and the Visitor score on the right, they have virtually guaranteed that for the majority of the day your team will be losing - and most of the time, losing VERY badly. Right now in the picture the Red Sox are losing 18-6. Just think how depressing it would be for the fan who owns this every day when they are getting ready to leave the office at 4:59! Talk about a design flaw! Swing and a miss!
On second thought, maybe this would be a good gift for a Red Sox fan! :) (Sorry Tom...)