I have no idea why they insist on the goddamn three man booth. Shulman and Hershiser are great together--listening to them call the postseason on the radio was wonderful. Probably the best national team currently together. But the three man was bad with Valentine, okay but unnecessary with Francona, and now will be ridiculous with Kruk, whose presentation style will completely clash with the other two.
**** you, ESPN.
plus St. Louis and Milwaukee
plus NYC parks and Minnesota
plus PNC Park in Pittsburgh
"Genius is not replicable. Inspiration, though, is contagious, and multiform — and even just to see, close up, power and aggression made vulnerable to beauty is to feel inspired and (in a fleeting, mortal way) reconciled."
--David Foster Wallace, (
) "Roger Federer as Religious Experience"