Thursday, August 19, 2004



One of the headlines on my Yahoo! home page earlier today was "Goofy Double Play Helps Expos Beat Giants." That's the kind of thing I want to see on the trip!

Earlier tonight, John Flansburgh of They Might Be Giants started describing "The Wave," and then chastised someone in the audience who was wearing a baseball cap (no, not me) who had a blank look on his face, as if he'd never heard of The Wave before. ("He's never been to a sporting event in his life, ladies and gentlemen -- a true They Might Be Giants fan.") Eventually, following some ridiculously complicated directions, the audience at the House of Blues did a surprisingly good wave, which makes sense, since a lot of the folks in the crowd have probably been to a Dodgers game or two. If the Johns Flansburgh and Linnell had tossed beach balls out into the crowd, there no doubt would have been some excellent beach ball batting.

I have to get up in less than seven hours now to catch my flight.

Original comments:

Steve: Did they form a circle in the crowd or at least a semi circle? Me thinks a critical element of the wave is having some sort of stadia type setting for the wave to crash around.

Jon Solomon: What was the goofy double play, anyway?

Levi: I just got a message from Jim: an inauspicious start to the trip--his flight is delayed already.

Jason: Next time, take the train.

weathergirl: at least the weather looks auspicious:

saturday: davenport: clear, 74/54
sunday: st. louis: scattered clouds, 86/65
monday: detroit: scattered clouds, 81/64
tuesday: toronto: partly cloudy, 75/60
wednesday: montreal: scattered clouds, 78/53

levi, don't forget to bring socks.

Levi: 75 in Toronto, 78 in Montreal?

That's in Canada, so it must be Celsius! We're gonna fry!

Jim: Finally, I remembered to respond to Steve's comment above: there was a semicircle around the upper level, and then the wave proceeded to the main level and went row by row front to back, then back to front, then the other way around the upper-level semicircle. Told you it was complicated.

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