I hope to feel much lighter after I send this one down the pipe. Speaking of German ostriches who had their libido scared out of them by firecracker-wielding punks, check out this cautionary tale about what not to do to large flightless birds named Gustav.
While I'm on the subject, let me point out that no news is not necessarily good news, particularly when it comes to injured A's. It looks like
the details of Mark Kotsay's back injury continue to trickle out slowly from A's camp.
Hopefully his spinal fluid doesn't follow this same pattern. But wait: there's more! It also turns out that
A phone message left with Kotsay on Monday was not returned.
I think we should all applaud the courage shown by the CCTimes here for refusing to fold up and go home despite the lack of any NEWS regarding Kotsay. ( "Info Scarce on Kotsay's Back")
In this same article, Geren explains Blanton's tardy ST start:
Manager Bob Geren was ambiguous in describing why Joe Blanton's first Cactus League start was shifted from Monday to today. Brad Halsey started instead against the Angels. Geren downplayed the issue, saying that "somewhere in the throwing progress" Blanton was behind the other pitchers but is now up to speed.
Could it be that the part of "the throwing process" where Big Joe lagged was walking all the way to the mound? That's mean; I sincerely apologize to the Hostess Corporation for any pain I may have caused.
And finally, I fear that the $3,500 of Sports4Kids money we're trying to generate to help underprivileged kids see the A's this year is curiously the same sum needed to buy some "face time" with Jacko in Tokyo.
Guests paying $3,500 to attend Thursday's VIP party will get to mingle with Jackson and spend up to one minute of exclusive face time with him, according to organizers. Those on a tighter budget can pay $130 for Friday's fan art contest, hosted by the singer.
So in the spirit of extremely facetious questions, let me ask the question on everyone's mind: which one of the front page writers is most likely to swipe money from the kids to spend possibly 34 seconds with the Pied Piper, aka, the King of Pop?