For Those Expecting Friday Night Blogging (sponsored by 2003 Tintara Shiraz)...
...many apologies. Tonight was a working night.
In all, five articles today - including the dutiful recap of the Marlins/Brewers game - kept me from staying home, having a few glasses of the vino, and blogging away.
It's late. I'm sleepy. And Anchorman is on. So for those expecting some good stuff tonight, no such luck. But I do have a few quick hitters.
A few folks I've spoken to today have inquired into the "retirement" of sorts.
Yes, I'm serious. Yes, it's real.
Longtime loyal J-Malls likened it to a PGA retirement. Jack Nicklaus, he won 18 majors. Then he got older. Stopped playing as much. Only played the good ones on the good courses.
Then he went to the Senior Tour. Now he picks and chooses his spots and, whenever he does, it's a huge deal.
It's definately that sort of retirement. Not the Michael Jordan-type retirement: off, new sport (and what would that be if I retired from drinking, heroin? yoga? islam?), back on, off, back on again, off, back on yet again. Not the George Foreman retirement. And certainly not the Barry Sanders retirement.
It all remains to be seen, but the lobbyists for my liver and certainly pushing hard for it.
Got a chance to say hello and ask a few questions of the fella at the bottom of the page who is "throwing left:" Dontrelle Willis. Very friendly, articulate, and a pleasure to interview.
Of course, the premise was mostly just get a chance to chat with a guy I admire in baseball - is that particularly professional journalism? no, but I'm not a professional journalist, so... - but the questions were germaine to the topic at hand: the fact that the Marlins could win the wild card with him and four rookie starters.
I'm rooting for them. And I'm also rooting for Joe Girardi, one of the only "true" Yankees I ever really liked.
Anchorman is a very good movie. Even after the 146th time.
Bought the new Ray LaMontagne, "When the Sun Turns Black." Buy it. Also bought Mat Kearney's "Nothing Left to Lose." Buy itm, too. An interesting mix of a guy who channels a little bit of Chris Martin/Coldplay, Embrace, Ben Harper, and, well, a rapper. And he's good.
Ok, c'est ca. Have a great Labor Day Weekend. I'm sure I'll be checking in again.