Yup. I am going to Game One tomorrow night. Me and my good friend Joel will head down to the Bay Area, and walk into the most electric atmosphere baseball has. Game One of the Serious. Lincecum vs. Lee. Three Cy Young’s on the mound at the same time. And I will be there.
Really, as much as I am busy beyond belief, as much as the ticket prices were obscene, as much as I am getting old and sometimes would just rather watch the game on my HD TV….
Lincecum vs. Lee in Game One of the Serious –4 hours from my house– absolutely demands that I attend. And so, I will.
UPDATE: In 2002, I met Jayson Stark, Rob Neyer, and a couple of the other –at the time– superstar baseball writers. Many of those guys recognized me then. Hopefully, after I’ve been ripping on them for going on 8 years now, these writers will still be classy enough to recognize me tomorrow. In 2002, I was able to walk right up to them and introduce myself. Let’s not forget that Peter Gammons linked to me this year:
…. John Perricone’s superb “Only Baseball Matters” blog this week recalled a 40-year-old piece by Bill Gilbert in Sports Illustrated…..
…. At the least, Perricone should make us all think. Alex Rodriguez’s admission doesn’t bring baseball to an end; it should help those who love the sport edge closer to the truth, and allow players who want level playing fields to force the union into finally allowing one.
In the link, Gammons cut and pasted a huge section of my work –which, of course, cut and pasted a huge section of Gilbert’s work. Nonetheless, I would love to say hello to Peter, and have him recognize me.
Rob Neyer threw me a bone this year as well. I mean, I’m just saying…. Maybe I’ll be on TV tonight.