It’s the bottom of the 6th inning. Wilfredo Ledezema has just survived shaky command of his pitches to retire the side. The Tigers have the lead.
There goes the power.
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So much for the rest of the game and so much for playing in the Mookie, although it had probably started by that point.
It’s also really dark and the temperature is dropping like a rock.
Just another Wednesday night in Michigan.
Needless to say, nothing much else happened yesterday. I scratched around for a flashlight and a battery powered radio and was able to listen to the 9th inning.
I haven’t been to a game at Comerica Park, so I don’t know if Tigers closer Todd Jones has a musical intro, but if he doesn’t “Firestarter” by Prodigy would be an excellent choice.
White knuckle time is survived, Tigers win, take 2-0 series lead.
And the power came back on eventually, so being turned into an XXL popsicle right in my own living room didn’t come to pass.
On the poker front, it was reassuring to see an official statement from PokerStars that they’re sticking it out with U.S. players. I’d link to it, but you’ve probably already seen it and I’m lazy. Good for them.
I also received a marketing email today from Noble Poker – part of the iPoker network which has, um, banned U.S. players. Huh? Thanks anyway, guys.
Last but far from least is that this blog has a new sponsor – the professional folks over at Pokerblog.com. They’re cranking out tons of good pokery content, so why not check them out if you haven't already?
April posted an announcement about a WPBT December gathering in Las Vegas. I’m hoping to go, but we’ll see. I do know that I’ll be scouting for cheap airfare. If you’re on the fence, just go. Seriously. It’s that much fun.
And now, it’s back to wishing it was Friday -- and using all of my latent ninth level psychic powers to influence Northwest Airlines or Allegiant Air to run a sale.