For the hell of it I went and bought a couple of packs of baseball cards. I have a decent sized collection from my school days but hadn’t bought a pack in a good decade or two. Now I may be hooked again..
What. A. Game!
But that’s not the worst of it. I’m expected to believe that if Smith hadn’t erased the runner at second, the play we just witnessed would have unfolded exactly in the way that it did, and the runner at second would have consequently scored. Please. Forget the fact that simply by throwing the ball around the horn triumphantly after the out, the infielders changed the timing of the ball’s return to the pitcher’s glove. Are you going to tell me that the pitcher’s whole outlook didn’t alter as a result of the out, that he threw the next batter the very same sequence of pitches he would have thrown had he been forced to contend with a runner on second? And are we to believe that the batter’s approach remained unchanged? The universe just doesn’t work that way.
Ignore for a moment that the headline writer completely missed the point of this article…. This is such a beautifully written piece by Matthew Daley that sums up just what I love about baseball and what I kinda hate about color commentators.
This is my brand new dagger. Some may call it a broken pair of scissors that happened after I dropped them today, but I call it fate that the gods bestowed upon me this glorious weapon. I have dubbed my fierce blade “halfsies”
A report going to city council’s executive committee Monday outlines a $3 million plan that would put 1,120 LED lights on the bridge, that would be programmable and could change colours.
The city won’t move ahead on the project until the endeavour Mowat and others are planning has raised all the necessary money.
Mowat said the fundraising plan has received a huge amount of support.
He said while he expect some large donors, there will be a website for small donations so every Edmontonian can take part.
Edmonton has a population of about 800 thousand or so. (I’m not even counting the outlying communities because they seem to bristle any time we ask them for help..)
If even HALF of the people in this city chipped in 5 bucks - and really, what exactly does five dollars get you in this city? It’s not even a regular meal at McDonalds is it? The amount of money raised would be about 2/3rds of the funds needed to get this thing going.
Ten bucks - which is a weeks worth of Tim Horton’s coffee and a doughnut - from those same 400 thousand would be enough to not only fully fund this thing but have enough to power it for (give or take a year or two) the next 58 years.
People in this city keep talking about how “grey” and “drab” this city is… Here is our chance to put our money where our mouths are.
After we do this, we should look to the other bridges…