So, this could be in One Question, but I like Baseball better...
Does anyone have any plans for Opening Day this year? I'm taking a radio-station sponsored bus trip to Wrigley on Monday, and we'll be sitting on the roof top of 1032 Waveland Avenue (that's the big tan building out beyond left field). Then on Friday, I'm grilling for a busload at Miller Park, and will be sitting in Section 222.
Ugh, I'm going to be traveling all day Monday, so I'm not going to be able to watch the Mets' opener. My weekend business meeting should be a really good thing for me, but between opening day and this weekends Beatlefest featuring three members of Wings performing together, it certainly isn't the ideal time for it. Oh, well....
Probably moving ninety miles west this weekend. Which means I won't have DirecTV installed in time to get the Cards' opener in HD...or even SD. But the in-laws live ten miles north, so I might trek there and plant myself on their couch.
I'm spending Monday in front of my TV, running through a myriad of games, but most directly my beloved Blue Jays facing the hated Yankees. Over/under on the number of times I get up from my chair: three.
“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
Though Opening Day has already passed, I'll be breaking in the Extra Innings package on Monday. For less than a buck a day, you can't go wrong. Remember, free preview opening week for those who don't have the plan.
I'm working in Milwaukee next week, but leaving Friday, so I'll miss any opening days. I will be with you in spirit down at Wrigley.
I'll be watching the game on MLB.TV
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
“That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy” - Swift
Something that should always be brought up to counter the argument of "Expansion dilutes pitching" is that the population base available from which to pick pitchers has expanded at approximately the same rate.