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We have some guys really going tonight.
>> Good hitter. Breaking ball.
>>He’ll go to third he is out.
That’s a clinical out.
Even if you don’t win games you still have to throw some leather
We have a man on second and nobody out.
>> And nobody out.
They have as you mentioned injuries on the field.
>> I hear you.
I have no doubt about it.
Gone in three pitches.
Seems like they have phoned it in.
Moves are going to be made in the off season.
You win the at-bat, you win the competition – you win the ballgame.
>> You are not paid to be comfortable.
That ball leaves just leaves.
Right over the top.
When you have that kind of mojo –
Is he coming curveball here?
Struck him out looking, swinging and swinging.
Popped it up. Playable.
That was a major league popup there.
Put your nose under it and be ready to catch.
What has gone right?
Look at that. That ball was stung.
It’s out there it’s gone!
Takes it out of the yard!
It took them all season to get religion.
>> Now we have some soccer to talk about.
October 28: The Magic Barrel in Corvallis, a fund-raising event for Food Share: https://magicbarrel.org/readers/
November 5: Wordstock: Portland’s big book festival, where I’ll be appearing in a pop-up reading at the Art Museum, among other things; http://www.literary-arts.org/what-we-do/wordstock/
“The Buffet,” an essay in What’s Wrong With Mindfulness (And What Isn’t), edited by Robert Rosenbaum and Barry Magid (Simon and Schuster, Oct. 2016)
Violation: Collected Essays – published April 1 by Hawthorne Books; you can buy online from Powell’s: http://www.powells.com/book/violation-9780990437086/18-0