Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Down With the Metric System

I went to see Eddie Izzard the other night. It was a very funny show. He did one bit about how Myanmar, Liberia and the U.S. are the only countries that haven’t converted to the Metric System.  It was a funny bit.  And it got me thinking.  Personally, I’m glad there are three countries that […]

A Story About The Holmes Brothers

Update: Wendell Holmes died today from complications due to pulmonary hypertension. This isn’t surprising since he posted this open letter a few days ago. In honor of his life, I thought I’d re-post the piece I wrote in January when we lost Popsy. Willie “Popsy” Dixon died on Friday of bladder cancer.  For those who […]

The Baseball Hall of Fame

The new class of the baseball Hall of Fame was announced today.  Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio and John Smoltz were all elected.  I was a fan of all four players, so their enshrinement makes me happy.  Unfortunately, baseball writers seem determined to take all of the fun out of this.  Whether it is […]