I keep forgetting to say this
Don Everest skill in life is to read people and figure out their plan based on little actual evidence. Of course he figured it out, that’s the thing he does. Of course they got beat – they went after his strength, and he shut them down.
The explaination need not be that complicated. Not to even mention the “lures the young bulls into the ring” bit. Because let’s not mention that.
I do like how he’s unable to relate to anyone except in a tortured metaphor.
Wait, you actually get to the ticket window and you only buy 2? That’s like telling the genie he can keep wish 2 and 3.
I’d say about 20% of the people in Chicago are actually working normally today.
Been on since 9:30. No dice. Worried that I’m going to get in, but I’m going to be actually working (or surfing) and miss it.
Decided to risk it all and step out for lunch and got a busy signal on the tickets.com phone number the 15 times I tried calling. And one of the computers I had waiting had crashed when I got back.
I think this is the first year the white sox tickets weren’t gone first, but I think weird things happen when the red sox win it all.
Killing time: Kyle Farnsworth has been replaced, Cubs.com suggests the mantle of Closer Of The Future be passed to vagabond Jermaine Van Buren. With that background, he’s more the Joe Borowski Of July, I’m thinking/hoping.
edit 1:37 Looks like the home opener, the other weekend sox game, and a STL game are gone too. Still not in. Somewhat heartened by only 7 games being gone (because it seemed like 25 were this way by this time last year), but kinda expecting a lot of games to start filling up quick.
Just noticed something: for the first game against the White Sox (05/20), the Cubs website lists WGN and Comcast picking up the game. How strange – I guess they’re going to try letting both annouce teams work a game for once. If ever you wanted to compare fan support…
(same is true for the 06/24 game)
argh. I hate this moment.
I’m at the moment in a project where everything is coming together and I may really be onto something; close to finishing a mini-project and understanding what I’m trying to do.
But I know as much as it may take me five minutes to figure out the missing piece, it may also take me till 3 AM to give up on it; even if I figure it out, the temptation to fine tune my work will keep me going long after the current stumbling block, and I know I’ll keep going until it’s perfect or i’m too tired to think (usually the former)
But it’d be so cool when it’s done – probably not to you, but to me, for being able to accomplish the project (even though it’s not anything generally neat and perhaps not even something people of this website will see), it’ll feel great to know that I can do it.
But by feeling great now – assuming I get that far – I know I’m trading feeling dead tommorow, and tommorow’s going to be a long long day as it is. And it’s not like the weekend is the 48 hours of sleep I wouldn’t mind it to be; gotta a lot to catch up from being home all of 3 weekdays this month, besides other obligations.
But I know my moments to work on things like this are fleeting at best – should I really waste one I know I have?
(thank the lord I don’t gamble.)
(tilt was not nearly as good this week.)
I’m not reading any of the O’s/Cubs back and forths. Why would I. This makes for a lack of news to talk about.
I have a friend who’s as big a Moss fan as I am a Sosa fan. Haven’t heard from him yet. Not worried…yet. I think he probably likes the concept of the Raiders (and the division) but not the actual Raiders.
What do you not want to hear when your corner outfield positions should be open tryouts, and it’s the First Week Of Camp:
“At this point, there’s no room for an everyday player,” Baker said.
Re: Jerry Harriston Jr., but I’m thinking Jason better not get used to playing in March, because it ain’t happening the other months.
I’ve made the Nomar salary change on my own, but I’ll wait to post the next update till we start getting some cuts. It’s a weird deal, him getting some bonus money to start with, but I figure he wanted some extra cash for housing or something – plus, it’s not like he won’t lose much more than $250,000 in future earnings if he doesn’t make that 130 game plateau, so Nomar’s not really getting a deal here.
Soccer moms, dads and kids should mark July 3 on their Cubs calender. The team will host a “Tribute to Mia Hamm” Day at Wrigley Field. Hamm, wife of Cubs shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, will be recognized for her accomplishments and accept a charitable donation from Cubs Care.
Before anyone calls this dumb, they gave out American Girl DOLLS last year and will again on 07/28. This is a million billion times better.
(warning: further pointless comments along lame Nomar/Mia joke lines may lead to ejection.)
They’re also jumping on a trend and doing a pink cap night on 09/17. Weird they’re going out of their way to appeal to women when really, they don’t need to go on their way to appeal to anyone.
Tickets go on sale at 10:00 tomorrow. I have no faith I’ll get some – I actually have no faith I won’t miss the time because of reasons outside my control (not that I believe the start time means all that much.) I’ll let you know what I get.
Updated the links: My plan is to do it every 21st, adding the new ones from cubsblogarmy.com. Of course, it’s the 24th and I’m just getting around to it. I may need to go back and shorten some names, so if things are funkily formatted for a while, I’ll fix it.
Got some pretty obvious plans of automating things I did last year, but we’ll have to see if I can finish this mySQL book first.