Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Just how bad is the economy?

On the trip in 2004, the lowest price we paid for gas was $1.789, in Ohio.

Gas here in Los Angeles, which tends to be a bit pricier than in Ohio (due to higher taxes and a special low-emission blend), is now running about 10 cents per gallon below that.

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Friday, December 19, 2008


Fire up the TV set

At 7:00 P.M. Eastern on January 1, the brand-new MLB Network will present a rebroadcast of Don Larsen's perfect game from the 1956 World Series. As I understand it, the source is a kinescope that was discovered fairly recently.

Channel 213 on DirecTV. For other services, check your listings.

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Friday, December 05, 2008


The right opportunity at the right time

Via Sports by Brooks: the St. Petersburg Times reports that the Rays are looking for a new person to portray Pansy the Wuss-Wuss Fish, or as they call him, Raymond. Here's the actual job posting.

That Times report mentions that the previous Pansy was fired last month; no word on any official cause.

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