At around 10:00pm Jonathan took the stage. A bunch of us crowded up front, because we frankly have a bit of a man crush on him, and watched him run through his setlist. Right towards the end he announced he had only one left…
“I’d like to invite a couple of my friends up here to help me with my last song.”
That is when we jumped on-stage and pulled out our Rock Band equipment piece by piece. Dan Teasdale (one of our senior designers) started picking a three person band with Jonathan and Alex Rigopulos (co-founder of Harmonix and head honcho). When they got to the song list they scrolled through an almost infinite amount of DLC until eventually they stopped on one-
During this year’s MLB All Star break, Billy Joel is playing the last concert at Shea Stadium before it gets knocked down after the season. Tickets went on (general public) sale 15 minutes ago. I got some.
Section B8… row ONE! w00t!
(Yes, I just said w00t. With zeros. Deal with it.)
It was a good week for bowling. Monday-Thursday, 851 (4 games), 707, 708, 696. That’s a 227.8 average over 13 games. I’ll take that. (0)
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
This is a few days old, but I can’t sleep and meant to post it before. Jayson Stark has an interesting article about competitive balance in baseball here. The focus is on the Santana trade and the money he got from Mets. The part of it I like the best:
We’ve heard people in baseball say over and over this winter that the Twins could afford Johan Santana. Could.
Not might. Not probably. Could.
The Twins even, essentially, admitted that to the world, didn’t they? They offered the guy 20 million bucks a year for four years, on top of the $13.25 million they already owed him.
It wasn’t quite enough bucks, and they knew that. It wasn’t quite enough years. They knew that, too. But it was a sure sign they could have afforded this man, right?
They just made a choice — that another couple of million a year wasn’t prudent, and that another couple of seasons, for a pitcher, really wasn’t prudent. But it was a choice, not a mandate — a choice that had baseball components mixed in with the financial components. Even the Twins will admit that.