Friday, March 09, 2007

Dead or Alive

Really just sticking something in here because I'm tired of looking at the same weeks-plus-old post. Whit and I are way too absorbed in the drama of Championship WeekTM to be paying much attention to the Grapefruit League.

I did note with interest Curt Schilling's entry into the blogosphere. Schill's taken a lot of grief in the media and around the blogging community (present company included) for his attraction to the sound of his voice, but much of the criticism seems in retrospect to be a combination of sour grapes and herd mentality. In truth, Schilling's open, honest, self-deprecating, and really seems to care about his teammates - especially the younger ones (see Lester, Jon and Papelbon, Jonathan for current examples). He also uses his access positively to make a difference in worthwhile causes like ALS and his wife's skin cancer foundation. Is he a bit of a self-promoter? Sure, but those of us that would prefer to see more openness and honesty from our professional athletes can't complain when we get just that.

He can keep his piehole shut about the Republican stuff, though.

For those of you that care, I came across a killer live version of U2's "One" on iTunes that's credited to The Passengers, which of course is mostly U2. And the MLC management, in a nod to the kids that read us religiously, give two thumbs up to the new Fall Out Boy single, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race". Dig along with me, won't you?

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