Things That Please Me Today
My best friend for 40 years, calling out of the blue from his home in Tucson, AZ.
Sheryl Crow's new disc, Detours, which I found at the library.
UC's record for football season-ticket sales. Helps a financially strapped athletic dept., gives media folks something else to discuss in the fall besides the mediocre monopoly on the river.
Chuck Weber. Cyclones coach. Media star in waiting. On The Show tonight at 6.
West Coast baseball. Headphone, in bed, listening. Just like I'm 10 years old again.
The sprinter with the prosthetic legs, Oscar Pistorius, earning a chance to compete in Beijing. What is it about disabled athletes that frightens us? Baseball can post record attendance #s to watch juicers, and yet we freak out when Pistorius or Casey Martin enobles his sport by attempting the heretofore unthinkable.
The NL after years of decline, catching up the AL. For me, the NL is the league of younger, better players now. The AL is a haven for older, overpaid boppers.