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Jon Bernstein on Baseball, Pokemonz and APBA

Political writer, Giants fan and personal friend Jon Bernstein has written a Friday Baseball Post about being a roto player and a fan and, well, a bunch of stuff. He makes the claim that ...the...

So. It’s like this. Saturday evening, I’m blowing up balloons for my playoff...


So. It’s like this. Saturday evening, I’m blowing up balloons for my playoff decorations, and I realize that the black balloons I bought are not black at all but purple. I can’t blame the party store, as it says purple right on the package, and it’s not like I am unfamiliar with the concept of uninflated balloons appearing black but revealing themselves to be purple or dark blue when filled with air. Still, there I am with purple balloons, which are obviously no use at all. So I figure that it’s getting close to game time and I really don’t want to go out again (I live in Connecticut, so the game starts late; the children are in bed already at this point), and after all I have black streamers and orange streamers and orange balloons, and it’s pretty festive. So that’s all right, I think to myself, and settle down. And the Giants lose. So. Obviously, the next day I go out and purchase some black balloons and inflate them and add them to the decorations. I mean. There’s no point in taking chances, right? So before game time Sunday night, I have black and orange balloons, and black and orange streamers, and also, just in case, some Oreos with orange filling, which are frankly pretty nasty, but hey, it’s the playoffs. Only the Giants get crushed. So. The question is: how do I prepare for Game Three on Wednesday? My instinct is to put up more balloons and streamers, but they have not been working so far. I am in Connecticut, so the option of breaking the string by watching in a bar is not really on, and besides Game Three starts while the kids are up and can watch a little live baseball (I have forced them to watch the condensed games the morning after, because being a baseball fan is about strength of character) in the house with the decorations—if the decorations are not bad luck. Should I take them down altogether? Put up red balloons, hoping for the bad luck to fall on the other team? Fortunately, I have a travel day to explore my options.

Dork Tower on the World Series


Dunno if any of y'all are quite nerdy enough to have seen this... Dork Tower is a comic about a group of gamer dorks; baseball (or any sport) shows up very rarely indeed. Gamers will know John Kovalic from such games as Munchkin, Apples to Apples and, Chez Geek. Of course, gamers may have already read this strip, and they probably think I'm a geek. Thanks, -V.


From generation to generation

I wrote this up today, thinking about my Giants history and tonight's game--which has now started! I wrote it for some friends who aren't Giants fans, but I thought maybe the McCoven would enjoy...


From the Guardian

One of the best pictures in Sport this week, according to the GuardianLos Angeles, US, July 31 2007: San Francisco Giants second baseman Ray Durham turns the double play as Los Angeles Dodgers'...


Is San Francisco still in the league?

From this morning's Hartford Courant:Now, that's harsh.Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus, -Vardibidian.

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