I love watching the Toronto Blue Jays - win or lose - they're my team.
Last night I watched as the starting pitcher got hit in the leg by a fast and furious line drive back to the mound. I heard it SMACK and it sounded painful. The poor guy was helped off the field; someone from the bullpen was brought in and the game continued.
Fourteen minutes later, the good news was in. X-rays showed nothing broken; nothing out of line and the starter would be working day to day.
Now I don't know about you, but the good news for me in this story is it took 14 minutes from the time the pitcher got hit to when the results of his X-ray were shared.
When was the last time you had an emergency that constituted an X-ray? Ya, you know where I'm going with this.....seriously.....14 minutes?
I can emphatically say I have never, ever, ever, never injured myself; got help and X-rayed WITH RESULTS in 14 minutes....14 hours maybe - if the emergency room wasn't too crowded....14 minutes....NEVER.
I don't claim to know how to fix our health system, I just know it's broke.
What I do know is, if I was a professional baseball player; actually playing a sports game that I loved and making gobs of money doing it, I could receive exemplary health care service that we peasants only dream about.
Oh to play ball for a living..............