Eightteen and a half innings of baseball last night. The Saints ended up winning both games, and I have more comments below. But I was at the ballpark until after midnight, and that’s got me running late again. Guess that’s my lot in life this week.
- The Saints headline was Long Night Ends Happily. I guess it did, but I have some worries about the first half of the season still, and they did nothing to assuage those concerns. T. Brown continues to be the biggest worry, ending four innings in the second game last night. He just isn’t hitting in clutch situations, and a .330 hitter ought to produce something when the game is on the line. He hasn’t been doing that for the past couple home stands. There’s also a shortage of position players, though yesterday’s trades should help once everyone reports, and that situation will be resolved when everyone’s healthy again, but that’s not going to happen during the first half. Then again, Northern League teams do a lot better when they finish the second-half strong, so I guess I shouldn’t worry too much about the first half, especially since there are currently three teams tied with the Saints, one game back of K.C.
- My friend Tim is busy Solving The "Drug Problem" and there’s an addendum I’ve commented on, as well as a point of order that are part of the thread. I like Tim’s proposal for making drugs legal, but with a license, like driving. It might cut down on the assholes a bit. [steph]