Wednesday, April 02, 2008

An important (ahem!) announcement.

I will be interviewed live tomorrow (Thursday, April 3) from 5:30 to 6:00 P.M. EDT on Sirius Satellite Radio, Indie Talk Channel 110, the "Blog Bunker" show.

For those of you who don't have Sirius receivers or haven't already signed up for Sirius Online, you can get a free three day trial of Sirius Online by going here.

Update: Things went so fast that I didn't get a chance to put in a plug for the other blog on which I participate, Brooklyn Heights Blog. Please give it a look, especially if you live in or near the Heights, are thinking of living in the Heights, used to live here and miss it, or were a big fan of the Patty Duke Show.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Mets, Santana, cruise to opener win.

I should worry about this.

It's what comes of being married to a Red Sox fan. The better they do early, you're told, the worse they'll do later.

Nice, though, to see newbies Church and Pagan contributing to the victory. And, the tab scribes won't yet be calling for Santana's head because he's getting four figures for every pitch.

4.1 update: April Fool's day sees yesterday's euphoria exposed for the fool's paradise it was, as Pedro's injury after a rough start means the two and three spots in the starting rotation must be filled by Maine and Perez, with the four and five spots taken by Pelfrey and who-knows-who.

Meanwhile, on the Times op-ed page, David Brooks offers this analysis of what makes for success in pitching, based on the work of sports psychologist H.A. Dorfman. Apparently, self-absorption is a serious hindrance.

A record month, thanks to the Times and Catnapping.

S-AB has set records during March for both visits and page views (1,116 and 1,578 respectively, so far) for a single month. This is largely because of two things: (1) a huge spike in traffic on the 18th when Patrick LaForge of the New York Times City Room blog linked to my post on Vampire Weekend; and (2) Catnapping's posting of an unusual birthday greeting (see below)

in her comment on my Ed Lenci gets shorn post, which has caused everyone who does a search in Google Images that incorporates the word "birthday" to be directed here. Many thanks!