Thursday, March 08, 2007

Notes from Spring Training:

Marcus Hayes, of the Philadelphia Daily News, has solidified his position as my favorite local sportswriter with this quote from the end of his regular column the other day: "The Reds were happy that Jon Lieber drove his famed SuperTruck to Sarasota so they could witness firsthand its imposing might." Wa ha ha ha.

Former Phillies coach and possibly the most endearingly [if you didn't have to work with him] irascible man in baseball, John Vukovich, is reported to be in grave condition from a brain tumor. He was a member of the 1980 Phillies championship team and coach from 1988-2004 (including the glorious 1993 near-miss season) and then moved up to the front office, so anyone who's followed the Phillies has many indelible images of Vuke, camped out at third base.

He's only 59.*

Nothing much to report on the knitting front. The extended winter has been good for the shop, since knitters respond directly to weather and most put down their needles when it gets warm (not me!!), but not so good for my knitting funk. I think I need some sun and spring-y weather to get me re-energized. Plus I look so ASHY!

*Vukovich died this morning. Great story here.


Blogger Liberty Fan said...

Sorry to hear about Vuk. That's very sad.

On another note, though - here's what you need. Body butter from The Body Shop. Guaranteed to rid the ashy-ness. I would recommend Pomegranate or Mango (available at Liberty Two, last time I was in town shopping). Then, pop in South Pacific and "live Emile, live!" Funk be gone, cugina!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Marfa's Mewsings said...

Sweet one,
Thanks for the link re the passing of Vuk. He was a throw back to the "in the day" baseball times.
Was in the Tangled Web today - had a problem w/my Two Old Bags bag - am in the home stretch F-i-n-a-l-l-y. (L helped me.) Sorry to have missed you.
Hope you & all those you love are doing well.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lovely article about Vuk. rare to hear about a professional athlete who gave so much back.

1:12 AM  

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