Update

Reader and longtime friend Frank L. calls the Heckler out(rightfully so) for the dearth of World Series coverage.  This is the best baseball time of the year, right?  Baseball lover’s wet dream!  The big dance.  What we all play and watch for.  So what gives? 

It’s been an amazing year.  The learning curve on all levels and arenas for me personal growth-wise has been flat out hyperbolic.  Lately, the bookstore venture has morphed from a side project to a life mission.  Busier than ever.  Blah blah blah. 

That’s not it though.  I’m still fully engaged watching the Series, just like every year of my life.  From a coverage standpoint, I HIT THE WALL!  Flat out.  Sometimes right, sometimes wrong, always honest.  This is my first year covering the sport I love as I pursue my creative interests.  There was the World Baseball Classic trip.  Feature writing for www.spikesballparks.com .  Laying the seeds for a filmography that exposes the Tribune Co.  Many hours directed towards an inner city Kid’s baseball venture that I cannot disclose at this juncture.  And more. 

I hit the wall.  Too funny.  Kinda like when Ichiro came over and for 3 years hit the wall after 130 games(that’s what they play in Japan).  I’ll suc it up for the final stretch, and take these lessons into next year, when things will really heat up. 

Thanks and peace,

E Maj

e-maj@spikesballparks.com

Back in the Saddle

YoYo-

Back in the saddle!! 

**What up with the alien-like substance on Kenny Rogers hand?  Reader and longtime friend DeezNuts wants answers!  Oh, I’ve had 17 people ask me that.  I’ve asked many of my sources.  Answer:  No ******* clue.  Pine tar?  Dirt?  It was so overt that one almost can’t assume any tomfoolery.  We investigate anyway.  Send me your vibes.**

**Jim Leyland is the man**

**If this series goes 6 or 7(which it’s looking like), E Maj is working on going live Detroit-style**

**It’s kinda funny watching Dusty be part of a broadcast crew.  Playing the game.  I think he was a decent manager in the 90s, and now is just a shrill.  Just my humble opinion.**

**Buck O’Neill died.  Didn’t cover it.  Negro League pioneer and stud.  Will cover it.**

**On a related note, look forward to next year when A.C. and I expose the Tribune Company for……well, you’ll just have to wait…it’s been a fun year!**

**I love baseball**

**Is it me or are the best ‘teams’ advancing these days?  Marlins, then WhiteSox, then Detroit/Cards…for all the negativity surrounding baseball, the Renaissance is here, let’s embrace it.**

Peace, E Maj

Piniella Signs!

As reported here 10 some-odd days ago, Lou Piniella signs a 3-yr deal to manage the Chicago Cubs.  Looking forward to some Sweet Lou.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2628162

Peace, E Maj

e-maj@spikesballparks.com

Piniella Update

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2628162

Piniella

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2625334

ESPN reports Cubs favor Piniella and may hire him before the World Series.  Those tuning into the Baseball Heckler’s blog received this info a week ago.  Noice.

peace, E Maj

Lidle

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/tributes/obit_cory_lidle.jsp

As you know, Cory Lidle died in a tragic plane crash this past week.  Let us always remember that tomorrow is promised to no one, and try to live our lives with respect to that fact.

May he rest in peace. 

Peace, E Maj

e-maj@spikesballparks.com

Torre to Stay

Joe Torre announced today he will be back with the New York Yankees in 2007, ending speculation that Lou Pinella might be going to New York, and increasing speculation that he will be the next Chicago Cubs manager, as reported here on this blog and at www.spikesballparks.com .  Stay tuned.

Peace, E Maj

e-maj@spikesballparks.com

Tigers Win!

Tigers advance past the Yanks!  Congrats Detroit fans!  Sitting past the witching hour watching woodworkers re-model the bookstore.  Will have plenty more tomorrow.  Peace out!

peace, E Maj

e-maj@spikesballparks.com   

Scoop Central!

Yo! Yo! Yo!  Scoop! E-maj’s sources have confirmed Lou Pinella has agreed in principle to be the next Cubs manager.  They believe the press conference is to be held next Tuesday.  First to the punch again, imagine when I’m really locked in next year.  Looking forward to Sweet Lou shaking the country club up.

Peace, E Maj

e-maj@spikesballparks.com

It’s a Little Known Fact

Tom Glavine, in his 33rd post-season start(that’s a full regular season, people!) threw 6 shutout innings to lead the New York Mets to a 4-1 victory and a 2-0 series lead over the LADodgers. 

In 1984, Tom was drafted and signed out of high school as the Atlanta Braves 2nd round pick.  It’s a little known fact that Tom was a superstar hockey player as well, and was mulling over a scholarship offer from none other than E-Maj’s alma mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute(www.rpi.edu) He would’ve played on the 1985 national championship team that featured NHLer’s Adam Oates and Tom Barrasso.  No kidding

Peace, E Maj

e-maj@spikesballparks.com

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