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Greetings from Gate D-7

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 22, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees have been on the road so often this season that I’m thinking of renting an RV and living in the long-term parking lot at LaGuardia. It would save a lot of time.

A few random observations:

* Why don’t airports have more electrical outlets? That would seem like an easy thing to fix. You can purchase every porn magazine in the world, get fitted for a Brooks Brothers suit and eat an overpriced cheeseburger at TGI Fridays at airports across the country but you can’t plug in your laptop or cell phone. Send somebody to Staples for a few power strips.

* My building has a gym that I have actually been frequenting of late to use the treadmill. I like to listen to music but usually keep an eye on whatever is on the television. Usually it’s a game but last night it was Deal Or No Deal on NBC.

I don’t watch a lot of television beyond sports and HBO, so this was a first for me. I can’t believe people actually watch this show. The entire point of the show seemed to be showing hot girls in slinky dresses. Which, you know, is fine. But can the contestants actually lose? The whole thing seemed pretty pointless. Anthropologists 1,000 years from now will determine we were a culture of idiots.

* If you’re looking for a fascinating baseball book, get the Bill James Gold Mine from ACTA Sports.

It’s not just stats, there are plenty of wry observations from James, whose style of writing I’ve always enjoyed.

Via James: 101 of Alex Rodriguez’s 156 RBI last season came from his own home runs. Bobby Abreu had more RBI singles, doubles, triples and RBI groundouts than did A-Rod.

* When is the NFL Draft? The papers don’t seem to be doing much with it. There really should be more coverage.

OK, that’s it from here. My battery is starting to run out.

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