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Coming up on the Griddle this week ...
2006-10-02 18:23
by Bob Timmermann

Not much.

I won't be around a computer a lot this week. And I need a little respite as I think I've watched too much baseball. I have had a recurring dream where I get phone calls from Ron Fairly telling me to tell particular Seattle Mariner players that he thought they were good players. Really. I have had that dream. That can't be good. I'll post a few things in the evening possibly.

But this week, there are the Division Series to keep people busy and three of the four series are covered by a Toaster representative. Only the Padres-Cardinals series doesn't have a Toaster patron.

Then I will leave for vacation on October 9 and I will be back reporting from Sapporo, Japan where, despite the absence of a ticket, I hope to see Games 1 and 2 of the Pacific League Championship Series on October 11 and 12. And Games 3 and 4 (if necessary) from either Tokorozawa or Fukuoka. Probably the former.

After that back home for a couple of days and then out to scenic Western Michigan and then a trip down to South Bend with my brother to see UCLA play some large unnamed Catholic university. And I do have tickets already for that one.

2006-10-02 18:33:37
1.   Greg Brock
Enjoy your writing sabbatical, Bob. After the last few weeks of Griddleness, you deserve it.

It's been a blast to read.

2006-10-02 18:40:06
2.   Bob Timmermann
You're not Ron Fairly are you?
2006-10-02 18:46:14
3.   Greg Brock
Why, yes.

Yes I am.

2006-10-02 18:51:19
4.   DXMachina
Man, I was so tempted just now to register as Ron Fairly, and then leave a comment.
2006-10-02 19:29:03
5.   Linkmeister
4 Coulda registered as Fawn Rarely, too.
2006-10-02 19:32:36
6.   Greg Brock
Why is it that nobody hase recurring dreams where anything great happens?

"You know, I keep having this dream where I hit the game winning homer for the Dodgers in the World Series, and then I go home with Raquel Welch, circa 1972. I've had that dream like five times now."

It's always something horrible. Or uncomfortable. Or involving Ron Fairly.

2006-10-02 20:34:27
7.   Bluebleeder87
you'll be missed Bob, have a great vacation.
2006-10-02 20:43:54
8.   Bob Timmermann
I will be posting while on vacation. However, I won't be posting much while I try to get stuff done BEFORE I leave on vacation.

But now I can take shampoo and shaving cream with me!

2006-10-02 20:55:49
9.   Johnny Nucleo
Your blogging output for September was truly extraordinary. When I click on the September archives, I need a microscope to see the scroll bar. Thanks for keeping us all informed and entertained during this year's great set of pennant races.
2006-10-02 21:06:34
10.   tjshere
All the best to you, Bob. You've done a yeoman's job here lately and certainly deserve the break. Knock back a sake for me willya?

Maybe pinch a geisha or two as well.

2006-10-02 21:10:43
11.   dianagramr
Thanks Bob, for all the Griddle cakes you served up. You kept your readers quite sated!

Enjoy your trip ...

2006-10-02 22:40:15
12.   Strike4
Ah Bob, we each react differently to the gloom that rolls in with the last out of the regular season. If Tiger can reward himself with a break from the action, so can you. Not to distract you from your r&r, but your legions miss you already. With some rest the recurring dream will change to "If you write it, they will read."
2006-10-02 22:52:54
13.   Strike4
Incredibly, a blogger suggested to Derek Smart that Frank Robinson would be a good choice to replace Dusty Baker. I wanted to laugh. Then I saw his name is Rick Houston TX, and figured he had a truly evil strategy in mind for a divisional opponent. But if that was true, why waste Robinson on the Cubs?
2006-10-04 05:10:27
14.   Chyll Will
Is your dream in color? I dream in color all the time. People tell me that dreaming in color is a sign of insanity, but I always reply, "What's the frequency, Kenneth?"

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