Cue "Hallelujah Chorus"
It's Opening Day, ladies and gentlemen, thank God, and even though the Yanks have already gotten rained out for the home opener, it's an embarrassment of baseball riches around the dial right now — KC/Detroit, Cubbies/Brew Crew (that team looks pretty dangerous this year), Mets/whoever coming up at 4 PM, Nats already on the board with a win. Love it!
And sitting on my coffee table, waiting for me to earn reading it by finishing some paperwork, is the SI Baseball Preview.
Praise the Lord and pass the trash-talk; the 2008 season is underway.
[Edited to add: the conference went swimmingly, thanks. A fantastic slate of presentations, much fun at The Boro afterwards, and if anyone cares, the collected presentations of '06 and '07 are available here -- including the Pete Rose paper I presented. McFarland has a truly amazing range of baseball books (and on other subjects), so if you're shopping for the baseball fan who's read everything, take a spin through their site.]
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