And just like that, on the power of Adrian Gonzalez’s two homers Wednesday night, Cabbage Farmers owner Paul Martin has re-taken 1st place in the Overall Standings. Props to Paul for the deft end-of-season trades, where he picked up Gonzalez using a free trade. The question, though, is whether or not he’ll be able to hold onto the top spot through the rest of the Division Series and an entire World Series.
Come Tuesday morning, we may or may not be going dark again, depending on whether or not Charlotte, NC, has received the benefit of high speed Internet yet. We know the Carolinas have had problems working their way into the 19th century politically, but we don’t know if they lag that far technologically. If Charlotte is still trying to grapple with the advent of the telegraph or even the modem, the SLPL will be dark through Friday. We really hope that doesn’t happen.
To nurse my wounds over the Cleveland Indians' spectacular one-game flameout, I'm headed to Northern California to cry in the arms of my brothers, Jay, Sam, and Vince, go to the wildy-popular Hardly Strictly Fest, go my niece Hannah's identical triplets babies shower, return to the Hardly Strictly Fest, and then attend a three-day course starting next Tuesday. So, yeah. We may be going dark for a week.
But never fear. I have my trusty Tandy 800, a 4-baud modem, and a determination to keep this league running even if it's by sticks and duct tap. But should my determination falter, my liver finally give out, or my brothers not provide any comfort, the league will go dark until I return.
In the meantime, you get out, too, willya? Get some fresh air. Enjoy the sun on your skin and turn that pasty white a little bronze. And have a great week!
This story comes to us by way of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter Pence owner Joe Livernois, who nominates this for a Monday Morning WTF?!, ‘cause some things can’t wait until Sunday. Jay nominates this for “Nominee for best DL excuse of the season …”
We looked a little deeper and discovered this interview with the injured shortstop, who appears to have been just following orders not to move as the skydivers were plowing feet-first into their faces:
So, there’s our next nominee for best DL excuse of the season. Thanks, Jay!
Meanwhile, in other news, we may or may not be going dark until Friday morning depending on whether the 8 baud modem on my Amiga 1000 can connect to the Internet from the unfortunately named Servicio de Hosteleria Industrial de Terrassa hotel in Flushing, NY, near LaGuardia and whether Norton Utilities can remove the 47 Trojan horses it’s been trying to remove since February. Watch this space for more news. Or not.
I was hoping we wouldn’t go dark yesterday. I had my trusty Xerox Alto at the Resist Bacteria Hotel in New York City’s Chinatown all ready to go, but it just didn’t work for me. Everything broke down. My expectations were dashed. I couldn’t post standings and stats, nor could I post a blog entry. That makes me the girl with the pink cape:
We may or may not be going dark until Thursday morning depending on whether the 24 baud modem on my Xerox Alto can make an outside call at the unfortunately-named Resist Bacteria Hotel in New York City’s Chinatown and whether the malware removal software can remove the 162 malware attacks it’s been trying to remove since April. Watch this space for more news. Or not.
After posting stats and standings tomorrow morning, we may or may not be going dark until late Friday afternoon depending on whether or not the unfortunately-named Easy 8 Motel in Champaign, IL, has a dial-up Internet connection higher than 9.6 kbit/s and whether or not the Trojan horse program on my Acorn System 1 laptop finishes up the scan I began in May. Watch this space for more news. Or not.
We weren’t dark all day, but we were characteristically dim most of it. That’s what happens when you accidentally leave your computer at the client site overnight and can’t use the computer the whole next day. Like we said, characteristically dim. So sue us.
After posting stats and standings this morning, we may or may not be going dark until Friday morning depending on whether or not the Econo Lodge in Middletown, NY, provides a dial-up Internet connection higher than 14.4 kbit/s and whether or not the anti-virus program on my Altair 4400 laptop cleans up the 463 viruses it started cleaning last Tuesday. Watch this space for more news. Or not.
In the meantime, here is an awesome -- though NSFYE, which means “not safe for young ears” -- video by Tim Minchin because, quite frankly, the world needs way, way, way more Tim Minchin. (Seriously, this is not safe for young ears. Nephews and nieces of mine, please don’t watch this unless you get written consent from one of my siblings, signed in triplicate, and notarized by a Tunisian banker.)
After posting stats and standings tomorrow, we may or may not be going dark again until Friday morning, depending on the price Super8 Motel charges for WiFi and on whether or not the disk defrag I started four days ago on my Tandy 9000 laptop finally finishes. Watch this space for more news. Or not.
In the meantime, here’s a very, very cool article about how the Arizona Diamondbacks drafted a former Arizona State player they are pretty certain won’t make the team. We have given the MLB, MLB players, and MLB owners a lot of grief over the seasons for a slew of reasons, but the D-Backs deserve a slew of props for this class move.
Come Monday, we may or may not be going dark again, depending on whether or not I want to take time from my water-front hotel view in Portland, Maine, to do something as trivial as updating this damn website. If I am unable to peel my eyes away from the North Atlantic Ocean next week, the SLPL will be dark from Monday until later Friday morning.
In the meantime … there’s no reason to post this except that I’m a huge fan of The National, they have a new album coming out, and this video is fun.
Come Monday, we may or may not be going dark again, depending on whether or not Greensboro, NC, has received the benefit of high speed Internet yet. We know the Carolinas have had problems working their way into the 19th century politically -- see also: Mark Sanford winning his recent election -- but we don’t know if they lag that far behind technologically. If Greensboro, NC, is still trying to grapple with the advent of the telegraph, the SLPL will be dark from Monday until Friday next week.
In the meantime … I can't walk to the next room carrying a half-filled coffee mug without spilling the rest of the coffee. And then there's this lady.
I’m headed to New York City first thing tomorrow morning to see if I can’t secure a trademark on the mean Arugula-On-A-Stick we’ve been serving up at Endive Stadium to rave reviews. This means we may or may not be going dark, depending on the price Motel 6 charges for WiFi and on my ability to get my desktop files to work on my rickety ol’ Tandy 9000 laptop before I leave. Watch this space for more news.