Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Notes From Elsewhere 

It would appear that most people are taking off early for Thanksgiving, because the news is sloooow. A couple notes:

TwinsGeek has left the building. The Star-Tribune's building, at least. One of the few baseball bloggers to become formally associated with a mainstream media outlet, TwinsGeek announced yesterday that his agreement with the paper was going to expire this week, and by today he was already back on his own website. I couldn't find the link to his column yesterday (rebuilding those archives takes time, as he notes), but he made some comments regarding the writers' union having some concerns. In any case, he's not going anywhere (except off the Strib's website).

Geoff at Ducksnorts came to town this weekend for the AFL Championship Game. He promises more on the actual game I think, but his post today covers McDowell Road. It's hardly a sympathetic portrait of the road, and leads me only to think... you didn't actually drive all 57-odd miles of McDowell, did you, Geoff? But, no, Phoenix's non-taqueria options after 2 AM are pretty slim...

The D-Backs have apparently made one more (final?) offer to Richie Sexson, giving him two different salary offers. They've also apparently guaranteed the contract for everything except shoulder injuries. With that and average salaries topping $10 million, if Richie doesn't want to sign, I wish him the best elsewhere. (Actually, I guess I felt that way before this last offer, but I certainly feel that way now.)

And for no other reason than I was listening to the Pixies' greatest hits CD (still relishing their concert last month), here's a slightly apropos (or not) ode to Richie. Is he really the D-Backs' man?

"Here Comes Your Man" -- The Pixies

outside there's a box car waiting
outside the family stew
out by the fire breathing
outside we wait 'til face turns blue
i know the nervous walking
i know the dirty beard
hangs out by the box car waiting
take me away to nowhere plains

there is a wait so long
here comes your man

big shake on the box car moving
big shake to the land that's falling down
is a wind makes a palm stop blowing
a big, big stone fall and break my crown

there is a wait so long
you'll never wait so long
here comes your man
there is a wait so long
you'll never wait so long
here comes your man

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