Howdy folks! D'ja miss me? Lookin' at the site traffic, it was pretty quiet 'round here. Thanks, Marc, for keepin' this houseboat afloat!
Well, honestly, I watched maybe parts of two or three games. My internet connectivity was pretty sparse at my family compound. I did note that the M's were swept by the A's, then swept the D-Rays, and got home late 'nough last night to hear 'em get swept by the Rangers. Honestly, it felt good to take a little break from the M's and R's. I was hoping to catch a game in Portland, but we were too busy spending money on wine and picking huckleberries in the mountains further up the Columbia (in spite of filling the tank 3-4 times this trip, having driven down to Northern CA, we actually spent MORE on wine on Saturday than we did on gas throughout the entire trip. That's a bit scary, really...)
Obviously Willie Ballgame is trying to take full command of the Carl Everett Honorary Leadership Lunchbox -- with his awe-inspiring quote ("I've been around this game long enough to know that it's not over until you're mathematically out of it.") and with his monster home run off of Barry Zito. Go Willie! You Suck, still, but hey, whatever!
So, here's to hoping that if the M's can't lock up .500 or climb a notch or two out of the cellar, that they fall flat on their faces and lock up a top-10 draft pick. Then Hargrove will be fired (as if he's really going to be here next year anyway) and we'll be able to see a little bit more light at the end of the tunnel.
I took a few metaphoric pictures (and some not-so-metaphoric). The sun is indeed setting on this baseball season...