KANSAS CITY -- So in my season predictions coming out of spring training, I picked Toronto fourth and included this line: "Jose Bautista hits 54 home runs again, I'll key in 'Oh Canada' and wake to it each morning next winter on my iPod alarm clock." As if anybody is supposed to take these things to heart. Well, ahem. That was back in March. Two months later, this is what I get from my man Chris. ...
Re. your comment on Bautista just before the season started, I live in Canada and have some great renditions of 'Oh Canada' I could send you so you don't have to listen to the same one every morning this coming winter. Peace.
What if I pick Vancouver to win the Stanley Cup. Could we call it even then, Chris?
Likes: Buck Martinez, former catcher and Toronto's outstanding television man. ... Another former catcher, Gregg Zaun, broadcasting for the Blue Jays. Zaunie is one of the good ones. ... Another helping of Arthur Bryant's burnt ends today. ... The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, as I wrote about the other day. Make it a priority if you get to Kansas City. ... Planet Sub downtown here. Cool vibe, great sandwiches. The tuna fish with bacon was a winner the other day. ... The Zac Brown Band's Knee Deep, with special guest Jimmy Buffett. ... The Kansas City Star. Excellent newspaper. ... Fountains everywhere you look in downtown KC. It really is very cool. ... The fans in Kauffman Stadium singing along loudly to Garth Brooks' Friends in Low Places in the middle of the sixth inning each night. Excellent.
Dislikes: Aw, ran out of time in Kansas City and didn't get to tour the American Jazz Museum in the historic 18th and Vine District. Next time. And the All-Star Game is here next July. ...
Rock 'N' Roll Lyric of the Day:
"No more pencils
"No more books
"No more teacher's
"Well, we got no class
"And we got no principals
"We ain't got no innocence
"We can't even think of a word that rhymes"
-- Alice Cooper, School's Out