Art For Art’s Sake

bild.jpgYesterday found me working ith the acclaimed British Columbian artist Stan Douglas. I won’t go into the details but suffice to say that my likeness will shortly tower over the people of Vancouver Kim Jong-il style.

Whilst I was suffering for someone else’s art I was kept going by the prospect of watching the D-Back’s home opener on my arrival home, and I was indeed richly rewarded with a feast of home runs against the hated Dodgers.

What this also brought home to me is what a good deal we laid back West Coast folks get with regard to baseball. Whilst much is often made of East Coast teams getting all the media coverage what rarely seems to get mentioned is that fans on this side of the continent get a veritable feast of baseball. Today alone I can watch games from 10am right through to at least 10pm whilst those poor saps in the East have to wait until after lunch to see the games begin and stay up until after midnight to see them finish.

Advantage West Coast.


ps since these posts now seem to take an inordinately long time to be published by MLBlogs I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Happy Christmas 



  1. mlb33333

    Apologies for the delay in responding to these comments, but I am currently training for a triathlon and so customer service will inevitably suffer. You want to comment on this blog? Welcome to how this works.

  2. rmutt4m

    My name is Mike, and I’m an alcoholic. So is Matt, he’s just in denial.

    Triathlon? Did they let you take the training wheels off? Oh, and please show us a picture of your shorts soaking in dirty water. As I am sure you are aware that is a requirement of being a member of the “I’m over forty and, look, I’m still a jock” club.

    Michael Norton – Some Clubhouse

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