Saturday, September 20, 2008

All Sorts of Props

Okay. Despite the fact that I spend a good portion of my free time cursing and belittling and attempting to emasculate The New York Yankees with a plethora of sophomoric homosexual snipes, I have to stop now to honor Yankee Stadium. As a baseball fan, you're a moron if you miss tomorrow's game. The history and the drama (think 2004 and bloody socks) that has gone down in Yankee Stadium is simply ponderous. Gehrig and Ruth and Joltin' Joe and Mantle and--- cough, cough---Jeter and Rivera. As man with a modicum of literary tastes, I'd be a fool to turn my back to this event.

So for just this once, as a fan of the game, I'm tipping my cap to The New York Yankees and their historic run in Yankee Stadium.

Of course, does this sudden fit of magnanimity have anything to do with the fact that the team with baseball's most bloated payroll is fit to finish fourth in the AL East? No comment.

Also, while I'm dishing out props, my review of Chris Adrian's A Better Angel is in this week's Hippo Press. Check it out and buy his book.


Name: Matthew Guenette said...

Ever tip your cap to the Yankees again, and I'm the first flight back east, with some whup-ass with your name on it in my carry-on luggage.

Thanks for the tip about Grayling. I'm actually staying there the night of the reading. I'll tip one in your favor...

Address: 1942 E. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53704

How's school, hombre?

Nate Graziano said...

No worries, Guenette. I assure you this is a once in a lifetime concession for me. No need for the airfare. It could get ugly if I keep doing it anyway. Next thing you know, I'm praising Peyton or Eli Manning. Maybe both.

Yes, I've been to Grayling numerous times. It's depressing as hell, but not bad for a night or two.

School is school. Still working on the novel that will likely never be finished for my MFA and teaching (rather, trying to teach) the high school folks.

How are things in Madison? How's the lad?

I'll get those chapbooks off to you this week. You'll probably have them for the flight.