Monday, October 6, 2008

Hello ...

We moved in September, and as those of you wish large families know, this is a major production. So I haven't been posting much. But we're settled now and I should be around a bit more. Some interesting things to discuss, too .....

Great time to be a Dodgers fan.

Yes, will be more AI War up sometime this week.

5 comments:

Mark said...

Excellent. Hope the new digs are seriously conducive to a proper combination of sports watching and writing!

And family, court time, work, debates, banking opportunities.....

Neil said...

I could root for the Dodgers but for one M. Ramirez. I was at D. Lowe's no hitter and Nomar was one of the most exciting players I've ever seen come up (despite what eventually happened to him) and I'll always have a soft spot for him. Even Joe Torre who managed the Great Satan that it is the New York Yankees is a class act all the way.

Manny's behavior in his waning days with the Red Sox are simply inexcusable.

Dan Moran said...

Well, Manny's just "being Manny," as they say. I grant you, his behavior in Boston was shabby on his way out the door, but having led the Dodgers to a playoff series win for the first time in 20 years, I'm willing to forgive him. I can understand perfectly if others aren't.

Wouldn't a Red Sox/Dodgers World Series be something, especially following that Lakers/Celtics series? I don't hate the Sox the way I hate the Celtics, not by a couple orders of magnitude, but I could work up some decent bile given the opportunity.

Kurt said...

Such a bad time to be a Cubs fan. Also, when has there been a good time? *le sigh*

Subrata Sircar said...

There is at least some evidence that "his behavior in Boston on his way out the door" was in part a media construct - ESPN had a story on this not too long ago that pointed out that Red Sox execs have a long and cozy arrangement with several Boston sportswriters and editors, who were the ones who were pushing the "Manny is a non-performing malcontent" stories.

I have no idea what to believe there, myself, so I fall back on this: Manny Ramirez is possibly the best right-handed hitter I've ever seen in person. Frank Thomas deserves consideration there, too, and there's some chance that in twenty years I'll have given that spot to Alex Rodriguez or Albert Pujols, but right now, it's Manny.

And, sadly, the best time to be a Cubs fans was in the early 1900's - they had quite the dynasty for a few years back then.