Tonight I'd like to thank a few people.
First is Abner Doubleday (I know this is a disputed matter, but until somebody proves to me Abner didn't do it I'm sticking with him. Mainly because I think it's awesome his name was Abner Doubleday) for inventing the greatest game ever created.
Secondly? The Egyptians. Why you ask? Because according to Wikipedia (and how can a free site moderated by everyday people like me who enter the information in POSSIBLY be wrong?) they were the ones who invented what we now know as the swimming pool.
As ideas go, this is right up there with air travel, the universal remote, and ketchup in a squeeze bottle. Name me one other place where you can take two hyperactive children who have more energy than that stupid bunny with the drum on tv and after 2 hours of swimming, jumping, and peeing turn them into the very image of someone on methadone?
So tonight as I surf the Internet and watch the Red Sox game while my children sleep the sleep of angels, I salute you, ancient Egypt.
Job well done.