Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Final AFL Gathering Details and other miscellany 

As we've mentioned several times before, we're going to get together to see this Saturday's (10/16)Arizona Fall League game with the Scottsdale Scorpions at Scottsdale Stadium. The game is at 7:05 PM, but Jim from But It's A DRY Heat and his wife Chris will be arriving at Pischke's Paradise for dinner at 5 PM, with me joining them for a drink at 6 PM before leaving there at about 6:45 PM. Pischke's is at 7217 E. 1st St., or essentially the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and 1st St, which is about 3 blocks south of Indian School. It's no more than a 10-minute walk from there to the stadium, so we'll be at the box office by 7 PM. Tickets are cheap -- $5.

If you plan on meeting us at Pischke's Paradise, please go over to Jim's website and e-mail him so he knows how big of a table to reserve.

If you're wondering how to find us, either at Pischke's, or at the stadium, look for the people wearing D-Backs hats or shirts. (As I noted to Jim this weekend, one advantage of supporting a 51-111 team is that it does tend to weed out the posers. We should be among the few wearing D-Backs stuff.) I'm a tall-ish, skinny white guy, and I think you can find a picture of Jim somewhere in the links on his website.

Looking forward to the game and seeing everybody.

In other news, the D-Backs' search for a manager continues. The interviews for this week...

Mariners (ex-)Mgr Bob Melvin, yesterday
Expos 3B/Bench Manny Acta, today
Lancaster Mgr Wall Backman, tomorrow
Rockies Bench Jamie Quirk, Thursday
Rangers 1B DeMarlo Hale, Friday
Angels Bench Joe Maddon, TBA

The article also notes that the D-Backs outrighted Alan Zinter, Juan Brito, and Chad Durbin. Zinter signed a AAA contract with the D-Backs. Don't know what Brito and Durbin will do, but I doubt anyone will shed a tear...

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