Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Getting ready ...

... for the big day (sadly, Bryan won't understand): The Story That Numbers Can't Tell.


  1. I do understand, Frank, he's trying to find a way of writing about cricket. Sorry to hear about your friend.

  2. Anonymous12:23 PM

    Interesting and satisfying piece, Frank; bet you caught the typo in the closer?

    "We need the Cubs to be the Cubs, because we need some baseball stories to remain, in the parlance of Tokien, 'true myths' by which we find our way in the world."

    What's he smokin'? (I confess, I've never read either Tolkien or Tokien.) And, I can't believe he didn't mention Steve Goodman!

    When you have a mo (as if), you might enjoy my piece on Opening Day:


    If only for the great pic of Jack Morris (when I asked him to marry me) and let me ask you:

    What's wrong with this particular JM pic? (Besides, I mean, the fact it proves my undying loyalty to The Tigers, one of the reasons I took the job in Windsor, er, mebbe THE reason.)

    Erm, Sparkie asked moi to marry him :) . . .

  3. Ah, Jack Morris, the man who explained why he would not grant an interview to a female reporter in the locker room: "I don't talk to women when I'm naked, unless they're on top of me or I'm on top of them." Gotta love him.

  4. Thanks, Bryan. But seriously, are you really a fan of cricket. If so, please explain something of its arcana. I'm serious. I understand absolutely nothing about it. I watched rugby. They had a team at my college.

  5. Anonymous1:34 AM

    Hrm, perhaps that's why the interview took place in the dugout at Toronto's old ballpark. Thanks for the enlightment, Frank. (I didn't know Jack said that about dames; but, I'm glad he did.) The thing about the JM pic? Morris is an AL pitcher, right? Still, he's gripping a bat. Later, when I saw the contact sheet, I wondered if he was gonna bop me if I asked the wrong question :).

    Borrrring Cricket? <*crickets*>