I went to the hawks game tonight. Nate Robinson is ridiculous. As for me though Tech Baseball starts soon and I am a season ticket holder. If your desperate for baseball, I would stop by for a game. It is a great way to see future stars up close and personal. I like the pros a bit better, but these kids sure do love this game. Just like me, Im a fan of the game, not the mlb.
I’m going crazy with withdrawl! I might have to go watch an old game or something. It’s like when I was a kid on a long trip and half way through you start banging your head against the window out of sheer boredom.
I agree, Bub. Remember when KJ first came up and looked so good. He was a great power prospect. Then the injury and he was moved around position wise. I wish him well. Maybe the West will be good for him.
Anybody know any good baseball literature? I am looking for a good read and currently I am leaning towards The Game, Robert Benson’s book about the appreciation and his “love affair” with the game.
As for the bat. I hope its damon. Is that too much to ask? Too much to Gamble? Too expensive? I mean there has to be something wrong with it, if it hasn’t been mentioned yet. Show me the err of my ways guys.
Wiley, I haven’t read that book yet but maybe it will help with my current state of “AAHHHHHHHHH, I NEED BASEBALL”. “Beyond Belief” by Josh Hamilton is a good read. A lot of it is direct quotes from Hamilton (the player as apposed to ‘his brilliancy’ the host of this podcast) so it’s, shall I say, an easy, quick read. “The Blind Side” by Michael Lewis is not about baseball but is absolutely spectacular. It also helped me understand football which makes the Rev very happy ! If all else fails do what I do and pick up your trusty copy of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Elizabeth, Jane, Mr. Darcy and the lot are always great company.
Tcc…I figured that was some lyric from some old guy written decades ago but I appreciate your clearing it up for me.
I may not have made it to that line. I’m glad to hear she said it, though. What a ding-a-ling Collins, is, huh? I was in the middle of that conversation when I had to leave for more family stuff.
So far, she’s just working that “Lady So-and-So (De Bourgh?) wouldn’t approve of me anyway” angle, and he’s all like “I know every girl refuses at first” and she’s all like, “no, I’m being serious” … and then I had to close the book. I’m looking forward to getting back to it cuz before that proposal, I was getting reeeeeealllly impatient for something to happen besides conversations about conversations. (I like slow books, but … )
It’s my first try at an Austen novel. I like all the movies, though. Especially Emma Thompson’s S & S, and Paltrow’s Emma. (Knightly’s P & P is my least favorite of the movie versions, but I like it okay. But that’s why I picked that one as the novel to try.)
You know, now that I think of it the line I quoted is her response to another proposal. Collins is almost as ridiculous as Mrs. Bennett. The A&E version of P & P is the best…7 hours of scandal and vexation. Their version of Emma with Kate Beckensale is way better than Paltrow. It always bugs me when the hero is shorter than the heroin. Have you seen Mansfield Park? It’s my favorite but you have to remember back in the day it was quite common for 1st cousins to marry. Stick with Jane. The story may get slow at times but her wit will carry you through. The movie Becoming Jane is really good also if you haven’t seen it. It’s a tear jerker but explains a lot of her sad story lines.
Sorry, but I can’t go with the Beckensale Emma over Paltrow. Even if Brunettes do make me crazy. The lead dude in Paltrow’s version is one of my favorite underknown actors. And Toni Colette is my future bride.
I believe you about the megalong P & P, though. I’ve seen some of it.
I couldn’t get too interested in “Becoming Jane” but maybe I’ll look again.
As for sticking with Jane, I will. Her prose has a calming effect, and reading her makes me pay attention to my own motives, etc.
About to go back to the apartment and school business starts tomorrow, classes on Wednesday, never been so ready to go back. A month is too long.
Who does Toni Colette play? Let me be the first to wish you joy. Mr. Knightly’s funniest lines in Paltrow’s Emma aren’t directly from the book. I feel that is a good movie but, for me, strays a bit too far from the book. Man, now I want to go read them all again. Gotta love the classics.
JJ? Timestamps? What am I missing. I’m a little slow sometimes.