Monday, September 29, 2008

I had predicted privately that the Twins would force the Sox to play that makeup game against Detroit, but then would not advance. I'm sticking with that; Slowey's hurt, Blackburn's not the answer, and Morneau is slumping. Which is too bad, because that late-season split vs. Tampa gave me some confidence about the Twins advancing in a 5-game series.

In these one-game playoffs, someone's going to end up the goat. My money's on Carlos Gomez or Boof Bonser.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Stay Positive
I got home from a movie tonight and threw on the radio. Twins losing 6-4 after seven. Then I hear some bumper music on The Score. I think, hey, that was "Party Pit."

By The Hold Steady. And that's where things started to turn around. Thank you, Mr. Finn:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

U.S. Roombotics
I successfully dismantled and repaired the Roomba. +/- 2 years of crud sure can accumulate. Thank you, can of compressed air!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sports Notes
(try saying it 10 times fast)

Couture noted the passing of Jack Falla, one of the better professors he and I had at BU. It does take quite a teacher to get college kids to waitlist for an 8 a.m. class. Particularly when said kids were most likely up 'til 3 a.m. putting the paper to bed. I recently read Falla's novel, Saved, and enjoyed it. I'll most likely get it for the elder nephew, he being a goalie himself.


So the Twins' ballpark has a name.'s disappointing, but I can't say I'm surprised. Better than Best Buy. 3M Park would no doubt remind people of the 3Com Park debacle. Land O'Lakes Park would still be better.

I'd rather have had the rights go to a local company which I try to hit each time I'm in the Twin Cities; a quality music store whose name also personifies how the Minnesota Twins operate.

Wouldn't Cheapo Field have been perfect?