Still Blogging!

In case anyone mistook my confusion over the Red Sox signing of Eric Gagne for prophecy, I had no idea he would be so atrocious. I only thought he was unnecessary. As it turns out, the Sox would almost certainly be 11 1/2 games up, with the division locked up by now, if they hadn't signed him. It's hard to complain about an 8 1/2 game lead, but it's just as hard to root for a team so dissatisfied with a $150MM payroll and a double-digit lead that it needs to shop for players like Gagne too.

Anyway, I last wrote in this space in July, which means that unless we have some sort of direct human contact, you don't know about my visit from the family and the trip to Lake Cobbosseecontee therewithin, my visit with Jill's family to a beach house in Gloucester, or the phenomenal help we got from Linda, Byron, Vicki, Brett, Mike P., Amy, Mike B., Jeff, and Colleen on Saturday's moving day. As is customary, moving day was the hottest day of the summer, a 90+ scorcher sandwiched between weeks of 70-degree days and 50-degree nights. But then, if we don't have that human contact, do you really want to know?

I suppose there are tidbits of news I'm omitting by writing a monthly entry, half of which complains about a goateed Canadian who can't get three outs. I guess I'm not too good at this anymore. Read The Onion instead.