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From the outside it seemed like a blur of three days. All of the general managers of all of the Major League Baseball teams holed up in a hotel near the airport in Chicago very much like Hunter Thompson on the Vegas strip, only many more lawyers and fewer grapefruits. There, in the heavily fortified compound off the Interstate with free parking, a pool, wireless, a complimentary breakfast, and a quick route to the busiest airport in the country, it sounds like the GMs just had a gabfest. Oh, there surely was plenty of baseball talk, maybe over hand of... Continue »
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In high school we were obsessed with dunking a basketball. Actually, let’s rephrase that… In high school, those of us who could not properly dunk a basketball were obsessed with the act of leaping high enough to force the ball down over the lip of the rim. And we did everything to be able to do it. In fact, as one of the few guys on the high school basketball team for the perennial power house McCaskey Red Tornadoes whose vertical leap was a bit “challenged” my strong-willed penchant toward proving Newton’s Laws were a source of amusement. Everybody on... Continue »
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Take a perfect Jell-o mold and place it in a bowl of your choosing. It could be Tupperware or Pyrex or whatever. Just make sure there is some space at the top for a lid and the mold is as pristine as possible. Now, shake it the container and watch what happens to the Jell-o. Pretty weird, huh? The mold shakes and bumps all over and usually goes back to the way it was. However, every so often pieces of the Jell-o break off and float around adjacent to the main body. Other parts develop fissures and cracks. And even... Continue »