To follow up though, this is from Bowman’s mid-season report . . .
“After his club swept the Blue Jays on June 22, Braves general manager Frank Wren said it felt like Atlanta was five games under .500, when the team was actually 10 games over at that point. This was the overwhelming sense felt by many members of the organization as the team persevered through June’s offensive struggles.”
I know this a couple weeks late, but I could not agree more with Ham on The Killing. I was behind on the series,and remained optimistic even after I heard Ham’s review on the show. All I can say is it is awful. Awful, awful, awful. Just caught up with it on my DVR and I have never regretted watching a show more than that one. When will The Walking Dead be back, and can their writers give counseling to the writers of The Killing.
On a more positive note, Game of Thrones rocks. It’s a really cool series for those who haven’t been watching it. If The Lord of the Rings and The Tudors had a love child it would be Game of Thrones.
Really, I thought I was writing a paper but now I’m just procrastinating. Bob Edwards Weekend – though still viable on XM Radio – will stop podcasting at the end of the month. Makes me sad. Just listened to a great interview with Rob Ruck about baseball integration. Here’s the program description from the RSS feed:
The number of African American players in Major League Baseball has plummeted since peaking in 1975. But Latinos are playing the game in record numbers and represent a full quarter of big league roster spots. Sports historian, professor and author Rob Ruck examines why blacks, who led the fight to integrate baseball, have now largely left the game. His new book is titled “Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.”
Finishing up Ken Burns Baseball via Netflix streaming – am in the midst of The 10th Inning Part 1 and they’re starting to hit on this topic, too.