, a discussion about baseball
. The discussion's better than the post. I am becoming interested, I think, in steroids. My on-and-off obsession with Mick Foley
, my recent reading of former Atlanta Falcon Tim Green's 'The Dark Side of the Game
,' my long-ago reading of books like Bill 'Spaceman' Lee
's loopy 'The Wrong Stuff' and Southern humorist Roy Blount, Jr.'s entertaining first book, 'Three Bricks Shy of a Load
,' about the Pittsburgh Steelers
in '72-'73, it's all coming to a head. Something else about Lee: he also wrote what is apparently a revisionist history of the Red Sox
, and did voicework for a short film by Emily Hubley
, 'Blake Ball
,' which uses baseball metaphors to explicate the nine nights of William Blake
's poem. Or, perhaps more likely, Edward Young
's poem. I'm not really clear on that. WorldCat lists two libraries with a copy of 'Blake Ball.' The people in ILL probably aren't too crazy about me.
Incidentally, I say let the athletes take steroids. Hell, let them get cybernetic implants like Steve Austin
(uh, The Fall Guy
, not Stone Cold
). It's not a level playing field, period. Playing professional sports is fairly risky, even without steroids, and very lucrative. The player who's willing to put their body at risk has an advantage. I feel like I might change my mind, though, if I heard a persuasive argument. If only I knew someone who wanted to talk about the topic.
Also, here are a few appealing videogame sites: toastyfrog
(check the (unfinished) Embarrassing Game Companies list
, scathing Sega dis
and this Kingdom Hearts/Animal Crossing review
), and SegaBase
, by far the best Sega history site I've seen.
Why isn't underclocking more popular?