Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I Can't Wait

I have a new post up at LAist.com. Please heck it out if your so inclined.

I can’t stand it anymore! I’m nervous with anticipation. My hands are clinched in a mighty fist. My eyes glare with steely determination. Hopeful exuberance is my demeanor. Passion is in my soul.

Tommy Lasorda would say that, “the great Dodger in the sky will show us the way.”

I look up towards the sun admiring the shade of Blue. There are patches of torn cotton balls floating all around like Maury Wills running the bases. They just glide.

The wind blows slightly. It reminds me of my youth watching Fernando or “Bulldog” blowing away the afternoons’ opponent. Whiff!

I reach down to the ground and place my palms on the soil laden with pebbles and covered with the morning dew. I can feel the thumps and steps of the gardeners as they work diligently on this beautiful day. I close my eyes and imagine the echo of Koufax, Drysdale, Garvey, Cey, Dusty, Hatcher, Yeager and Gibson.

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Plaschke... I Think Your On To Something

Yesterday, while enjoying my early morning routine, I had a chance to sit down and read Plaschke's newest blurb in the Times. Don't Be Surprised if 'Rocket' Escapes the Bonds Treatment.

I have to admit that I think he's on to something.

Plaschke writes:
"Although Clemens' and Bonds' careers have taken the same arc toward eternal athletic life, they are perceived as differently as, well, white and black.

America does not want to believe the dirt on Clemens because he is a nice guy, a family guy, a good ol' guy and, let's be honest here, a Caucasian guy.

America likes its sport villains dark and moody and everything that has always been Bonds."
It a bit of a disturbing acknowledgment and shows that we may still have further to go.

Mr. Plaschke, I give you a thumbs up for this editorial, but I promise this is the last time I do.

To The TV!

October is my favorite month of the year. Playoff Baseball!

Even if your team is sitting at home with you, we all can agree that we can still enjoy this wonderful game. Just ask Tommy!



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