“To me, baseball is better with tradition,” Epstein said. “Baseball is better with history. Baseball is better with fans who care. Baseball is better in ballparks like this. Baseball is better during the day, and baseball is — best of all — when you win. And that, ultimately, is why I’m here today.” Cue misguided hope, soon to be followed by inevitable...
Bunch of crap I wrote this week: Mannequin Men’s grown-up punk. Good Chicago band and their upcoming album is flirting with my year-end top-10. Soulful oddball Van Hunt finds beauty in the discarded. This record is quite stunning and totally nutso psychedelic soul. Most of the songs are about the recession and I’m a sucker for topical stuff. Anyway, he plays Sunday at the...
From the Chicago Trib: Once Epstein is installed, the ”Hire Ryne Sandberg” movement is bound to begin anew, and already may have begun. Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan, a noted Cubs fan, made a personal plea to Epstein Thursday on the “WGN Morning News.” “Please, please hire Ryne Sandberg,” Corgan said. “White Sox Nation followed Ozzie all those...
Watched this episode three times last night. No one was here — just Pfeiffer the Cat — but I sat here clapping at numerous scenes each viewing.
Lisanti Quarterly: The Types Of People You Meet At... →
marklisanti: * Guy Wearing Shirt Of His Favorite Obscure Microbrewery (in California) * Guy Who Loves Beer So Much He Audibly Gasps At Malt Being Added To Giant Pot Of Boiling Water * Guy Wearing Shirt Of An Even More Obscure Microbrewery (in Portland) * Guy Feverishly Taking Notes On Everything *… I know all these folks well.
Dear L.A. subway takers, If you’re a solo rider, and you sit on the aisle, thereby leaving an open window seat that you are now blocking, you are an asshole. xoxoxoxo