I had a big article typed up, mostly about the current state of sports media. Then, when I went to post it, poof. Gone. I have no idea what the hell happened, and now I don't have time to do it all over again. Son of a bitch.
Anyway, here's a very abbreviated post.
Yesterday, Lboros's calculations had an error in the original version. Thanks to SleepyCA for helping to find the problem; the revised version is here. The new numbers look quite a bit better; anyone on the ledge should check them out before they go ahead and jump.
John Marecek announced two weeks ago that he will no longer be a part of KFNS (590) as of the first of the year. I don't know if any of you are fans of the Inside Pitch, the Sunday morning show he hosts along with Rick Hummel, but you should check it out. It's really the only sports talk radio I'm capable of listening to anymore. The rest is all sound and fury, signifying nothing. The Inside pitch is on every Sunday at 8 am; if you've never heard it, give it a listen. I don't know if it will continue after Mr. Marecek leaves, but I have a sneaking suspicion it won't. If not, I literally won't have a reason to keep 590 on the AM preset on the radio anymore. I would like to wish Mr. Marecek the best of luck in his future endeavors; he's one of the classiest individuals left in an increasingly crass medium.
You know, when I first heard about the Edmonds deal, I was devastated. Jimmy has been one of my personal favourites since he got here, and I can't bear the thought of him finishing up in someone else's jersey. I guess the head can't always beat the heart. It was a nice move by Mozeliak, and he's looking more and more as if he has a really great plan for building the next great Cardinal team, and I hate it. Oh well. The greatest enemies of progress are those who only cheer until they find it at their doorstep.
If I don't speak to you all again before the holiday, have a very Happy Christmas. This has always been my favourite time of year, all the wasted expenditures of time, money and energy. Myself, I spend too much of all three every year, trying to find just the right gifts to show the people I care about what they mean to me. I know that's not what it's all supposed to be about, and I'm sure it says something very unpleasant about my mental and emotional condition, but hey, you work with what you've got.
Once again, I'm sorry for the crappy, rushed post, but I've got to get out of here, and my original is gone. I suppose I should just be glad I successfully resisted the urge to toss my computer out of the window. Sigh.
Happy Christmas, everybody. Take care of yourselves.