Headin Back North
Just sitting at the gate by the Bay….wasting time. †Sing it. †I’m waiting for my flight at TPA after 4 more glorious days in the Florida sun, crisped to a just-slightly-less-than-nuclear shade of red…gotta amp up the sunblock. †I say that EVERY time. †But then I think, “Oh wait, I’m sure THIS will be the time I acquire the perfect tan.” †Good luck with that, Bobbo. †Anyway, played golf this morning with some of our great sponsors this season for our Yankees telecasts and pre- and postgame shows…Flaherty and Singleton were there. †Kenny…good. †Flash and me today…not so good. †In Flash’s smoldering anger at lunch afterwards, I think I saw him eat one of his fingers unwittingly as he took a bite of his hamburger. †But I’ll have to double check that when I see him next time, April 3rd, for the exhibition home opener vs. the Cubs…(only on YES). †Really, though, we had a great time with the sponsors, just not with the sticks. †And with regard to Mr. Singleton, AKA VLJ, Voice Like Jazz, I had the pleasure of working play-by-play with him Thursday afternoon on the Yankees-Phillies game. †Let me tell you one thing you need to know about Kenny…he has not only a great knowledge of the game, but an almost frightening recollection of said knowledge. †I can bust out any name of any player, and he is armed and ready with not just basic facts but interesting sidebars on them. †For example, we were talking about Shane Victorino, and he mentioned how not once, but twice he’d been acquired through the Rule 5 draft, which means…as Kenny put it…two other teams basically gave up on him before he blossomed with the Phils. †Now…maybe I SHOULD have known that??? †I don’t know. †But it’s that kinda stuff that amazes me about him and lends an extra little layer of interest to a telecast. †Really? †Ya didn’t know? †Is anyone else amazed that, with security at airports having been heightened for years now, †people are STILL so unprepared to go through security? †I mean, you’re standing in line for 30 minutes…can you unlace your shoes sometime during that time?! †Or remove your belt or jacket? †Then as the line clogs up at the scanning machine, the person has to go back to get 2 buckets and then realizes that the boarding pass they JUST TOLD you must be shown to them is in the bag that just went through the scanner?! †Just save us all trouble and take a unicycle next time. †Warmer up there? †Dear Weather, please be warmer when I get home. †I heard it was nice today. †I hope it stays. †I guess I could check weather.com, but I’m too busy Blobbin’. †You keep on Blobbin’, too.