Happy Black Friday
Hope everyone had a good Turkey Day. Our meal won't be till tonight as my wife's family long ago decided it made more sense to cook a special meal for the sabbath and to have all of Thursday as well as part of Friday to cook. Also allows us to invite friends. So I spent my day not watching football, washing dishes, and taking in MST3K. Today is more of the same, plus tidying the house and avoiding any shopping since I am not a fan of performative consumption. But it's been Black Friday for two months now, so I have probably participated anyway.
One tiny bit of Mets news: they are hiring John Gibbons to be the bench coach. Make of that what you will. I figure there won't be much news of signings this weekend, but you never know.
I'm up earlier than usual on this "day off" but I'm going to get my car inspected today. The exciting lives we lead. Happy Thanksgiving.
I remember when the day after Thanksgiving was set aside for vomiting. Another nice tradition slain by crass commercialism.
I'm pretty sure that I'm doing something wrong with bluesky codes. Just finished trying to use each of them with no luck. Getting a message of Code not valid. Could they have been used already this early?
Suarez has somehow just made zero impression on me. A guy who hits 49 homers in the first three decades of my fandom would have a big spot in my mental game. But after Seligball and with my age he is just a name.
232 / 323 / 391 last year doesn’t seem like much. But it was, in SEA, good enough for a 101 OPS+. Moving to Phoenix and even at his advanced age of 32 (hah!) I wouldn’t be surprised to see him bounce back to 30-35 homers.
This is probably it for Longoria. He wasn’t BAD but a part time 40 year old who is a below average hitter is not going to be in high demand. I doubt he gets any significant support for the HOF but he’s near the top of the HOVG. 1000 runs and ribbies 340 homers 119 OPS+ and great defense when he was young. Plus I feel like I read back when Evan won the ROY that he and Eva were cousins.
Happy Black Friday to those who celebrate!
Update on the Heidi Schloegel Hynes food drive.
We ended up collecting 1,144 pound of food for Harvesters. And we sent over $3,000 to the Bronx to get healthy food for the program my sister started.
I’m not sure exactly how much was donated by the Cup of Coffee community, but I know it was a lot more than nothing.
With Twitter turning into a rot of toxic right wing insults, I am particularly thankful for this message board and newsletter.
No good wishes for those who work retail on this shittiest of workdays?
Cracker Barrel was quite tasty last night. Although half the people at this campground drove their $70k trucks pulling an $80K camper to a campground so they could sit in it and watch TV. Seems like they could have stayed home and not missed anything.
Visiting my friend at the beach for this week, and damn, we did a fine dinner yesterday. I made my best gravy ever, and now we get to enjoy my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner -- leftovers!
For the Friday CoC crew heres a few more bsky invites.
I have some Bluesky invitations as well:
Get them while they’re hot!
I work in retail, but I'm in Canada, so at least people are generally polite. And my 12 year old printer has bitten the dust, so today was a good day to pick one up.
Love the Kinks! If only they would tour again.