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One Great City (with Jonah Keri)

Good Times

~4-Ever, P

Goin' To The John

Up above us all
Leaning into sky
A golden business boy
Will watch the north end die
And sing “I love this town”
Then let his arching wrecking ball proclaim
I hate Winnipeg
– The Weakerthans, “One Great City”

Ok, this entry is not about Winnipeg.  But it is partially about Montreal, and a little bit about Dallas.  It is about cities, and about people, and about sports – and especially how the latter ties the three together in a knot that only a schizoid puppy knows how to untangle.

Imagine for a moment that your favorite team – your hometown team – moved.  As in packed their bags and went elsewhere, establishing a new team name in a new city, thus eschewing all history previously accumulated.  There are examples of this in many of the professional sports leagues of North America, but for the purpose of this entry, and…

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We’re Not All That Bad

Amazing sentiment full of truth…this IS a baseball town…with a heart…enjoy!

~4-Ever, P

Goin' To The John

March 31, 2014: Opening Day at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX.  Fans, excited about the off-season additions of Prince Fielder and Shin Soo-Choo, flocked to the ballpark that those of us in the the know affectionately call The Temple.  And, wow, did they get there early.

It was a 1:05pm (CST) first pitch, but the tailgating was going on long before then – 9am or earlier.

As the masses made their way to the home plate entrance, it appears as if there was a shortage of trash cans for fans to dispose of their cans or bottles before entering the stadium.  So, instead of tossing them to the ground, they took what they probably thought was the safest option: placing the (presumable) empties on a monolith.

Unfortunately, this monolith was erected to honor the Brownwood firefighter Shannon Stone who lost his life in 2011 at the Temple trying to…

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