Any of you FKers live in places that don’t observe daylight savings time? I know Arizona doesn’t, which is why starting tomorrow the A’s spring training games mostly will start at 1:00 not noon. Hawaii does not do DST. Indiana used to not but now they do. They have a strange history with time, between that and changes of parts of the state back and forth between Central and Eastern time. The wikipedia page shows nine different time maps for the state in the last 50 years. The Monday work day after Spring Forward Sunday usually sucks. I’m preparing for suck.
Of course, when baseball and spring are used in the same sentence it brings to mind the single greatest piece of American filmcraft ever:
“Great Scott, right over the wall!”
“The devil, he sprung himself!”
Go here for a suitably thorough critical treatment of The Joker Is Wild.
Tiger has a four shot lead heading into tomorrow’s final round at the Blue Monster in Florida. The A’s just lost their game in Surprise; Ryan Cook gives up 2 runs and the lead in the 7th. Big fight in Canada-Mexico game has been going on for last 10 minutes, ignited when our very own Arnold Leon deliberately hit a Canada batter on the very first pitch after being warned. Carlos Zambrano starts in a must-win for Venezuela facing elimination vs Puerto Rico. The North Carolina Tar Heels versus Satan’s Cabana Boys in Chapel Hill NC at 6:00. Good time weekend.