So the Cubs make the playoffs and the White Sox head for the golf course.
Still, the Sox had a great year, but when you lose seven games to a team that only won 43 games all season, you don’t deserve to make the playoffs.
The low point came Saturday night. The Cubs-Pirates game was live on cable, so I switched it off and went upstairs to watch the Sox game on mlb.tv. But WGN had decided to stay with the celebrations at Wrigley Field, reducing the Sox game to a tiny corner of the screen.
I saw a TV programme about him last week that ended with an amazing video for his song Hurt. Haunting is the only word for it. If you’ve never seen it, here it is in QuickTime format, courtesy of the video’s director, Mark Romanek. Or here in RealAudio format, courtesy of the NME.
I listen to more Internet radio than conventional radio these days. Harry Shearer, Kevin Matthews, and, of course, APHC are favourites. Now I’ve added a new show to that list: Radio Thrift Shop with Laura Cantrell. Three hours a week of good music you don’t often hear elsewhere. The recent tribute to Johnny Cash being a prime example. Laura Cantrell, in addition to having a radio show on WFMU in Jersey City, NJ, is herself a pretty amazing singer. More amazing still, until recently, she had a pretty good day job.
Even if you don’t live in California, can’t stand for governor of California or just plain can’t stand California, David Hume Kennerly‘s Candidate Camera Project is well worth a look. Thanks to Tom Watson, the blogging MP, for the pointer.
As we say every year at around this time (or often a month earlier): Wait until next year!” And this year, we’ll add: “Come on you Astros!”
We’ve been offline for a day or so. Technical problems (misbehaving router) have had us somewhat baffled. This being your own Internet service provider thing is harder than it looks. Certainly harder than Chris makes it look.
Charlie at the playground in Priory Park this morning. He loves walking along the tops of these wooden posts, and for a few months now he has been able to keep his balance right to the end — and there are 30 of them! We’ve spent many a Friday morning here in the last few years, but today was the last. Next Friday morning Charlie will be in school. Guess we’ll just have to come to the park in the afternoon …
Researchers have discovered the answer to this age-old question. The answer is yes.
The White Sox play three games in Minnesota starting this evening. I fear they need to sweep the Twinkies if they are to win the division. After these games, the Sox finish the season against Kansas City (77-72) and the Yankees (93-57), while the Twins play two games with lowly Cleveland (65-86) and an incredible eight games with Detroit (38-111), currently on course to become the worst team in the history of baseball. Who drew up this schedule?!