Things used to be a lot better for everyone in this picture. Literally, everyone.
If Pablog was a "LiveJournal"-ish person, he might note that he has been listening to "New York, I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down" by LCD Soundsystem on repeat today.
Why, you inquire? Well, you agoraphobic person without electricity, the Yankees have been eliminated from the cruel tournament known as the the Major League Baseball postseason. After an 85-degree night, it's a telling 66 with rain clouds today. Summer is over. Pablog and his three currently depressed friends can officially scratch 10/18/07 off the ol' iCal:
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And oh yeah, leave Suzyn Waldman alone!!! She's a human!
For now, Pablog thinks he's headed to Philly tomorrow to get out of the 'hood for a little bit--he's off from work until Friday, and he plans to visit the University of Pennsylvania to visit grad student and former PPotW Pietro Deserio. (The print side of SI always has Tuesday and Wednesday off, and celebrates Columbus Day on Thursday instead of Monday in deference to our publishing schedule and in defiance of Italian myth.)
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Nevertheless, live from the couch in Pablog's living room, Four Pointers:
1. After prying his eyes away from the Frank Caliendo-conducted trainwreck that was TBS, Pablog found this link as someone's Gchat status and stared at it for literally half an hour. Check it out. Nothing to do with sports, but to quote the highly underrated "Starsky and Hutch"--the movie remake--do it. Do it.
2. Surreal L.A. Times article on Mo Vaughn's motivation to leave Anaheim. Didn't the city of New York suffer enough, you freaking terrorists?
3. Because sports journalism is his profession now (!?), Pablog feels especially obligated to a) watch the remainder of the playoffs and b) pick a bandwagon to follow. Using the complicated, mature method of picking the only team to never eliminate Pablog's home team from the playoffs...Hello, Colorado Rockies fans! To be fair, Pablog also knows enough people from Boston and Cleveland where a World Series for either would be pretty intolerable.
4. The downside of not going to work on Tuesday: Andy Roddick was apparently spotted in the Time-Life building at around the time Pablog gets into the office, "Looking HOT and carrying tennis racquets." Rats! Still, Pablog doesn't think anything could beat the time he encountered and briefly spoke to Dikembe Mutombo in the Time-Life cafeteria as an intern last summer ("Who wants to feed Mutombo?!")