I wish Marshawn Lynch played baseball


I don’t know much about Marshawn Lynch other than, apparently, he’s good at the old footballing. But I really, really wish he played baseball now that I’ve seen how he deals with postgame press conferences.

Yes, I suppose that may be annoying for people who dutifully write down what an athlete says after a game as if it were important and illuminating. But that stuff is hardly ever important and illuminating. If you want to get into Marshawn Lynch’s brain, you research him or do a one-on-one interview with him and plumb some depths, right? You’re not going to learn what makes him tick in the postgame scrum.

Hell, he’s doing reporters a favor here. In addition to the little bit of entertaining performance art in which he is engaging, doesn’t this sort of response inspire reporters to write something more interesting about him or the game?