I hate prospect lists because they imply a level of certainty that doesn’t exist. That said, the process of creating such a list helps clarify where an organization’s strengths and weaknesses lie. Besides, other people love them and I am nothing if not a man of the people.
All the east-west roads that connect US-101 and I-5 look the same, and it’s always hard to remember whether I’ve driven on a particular one. Pretty sure SR-152 was new to me. The sight of San Luis Reservoir and its dark blue water caught me by surprise. I had a vague notion that it was [...]
Links? Sure, why not… 1998 (What’s a Picture Worth?). John Weisbarth hangs out with a couple of guys from the best squad in Padres history. When you talk about Padres second basemen (and who doesn’t?), there are three names in the discussion: Roberto Alomar, Mark Loretta, and the fellow in Weisbarth’s photo, Quilvio Veras. [h/t [...]
You ever feel like there’s not enough time to read everything? Or maybe that’s just me… The Indie Scene (Hardball Times). Richard Barbieri attended an Atlantic League game and tells us about it. Apparently Wily Mo Pena (whom the Padres recently signed because the entire Portland Beavers outfield is in San Diego) crushed a ball [...]
I’m driving all over the place, so transmissions will be few and far between this week. Here’s a brief recap of the story so far: Day 1: San Diego to Sacramento We tried taking I-15 to avoid LA traffic. It didn’t work, but at least we saw different things while crawling along on the freeway. [...]
Two things totally not related… Cardboard Gods I’ve been meaning to mention that Josh Wilker has published a book called Cardboard Gods. I’m about 40 pages in, and so far it’s an enjoyable read. At some point, I hope to have an actual review, but for now, Dex at Gaslamp Ball delivers the goods: Book [...]