Archive for April, 2009


Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

As in-depth a write-up as I’ve received, today. From the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, a couple thousand words that are just thorough in every possible way, not to mention very positive. From the final paragraph:

And that’s why today The Slide becomes only the fourth book in CCLaP’s history (and the first this year) to earn a perfect score of 10, and why in my opinion it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see this get a dark-horse Pulitzer nomination come next year. It’s one of those books that makes you feel all funny and sad and strange afterwards, one of those books that inspires cults among 23-year-olds…What a treat this book was, a truly unexpected treat, and what an astounding future Beachy has in store for himself as an artist. I recommend jumping on the bandwagon yourself as soon as possible.

Resignation Tendered

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

After one full day as a baseball blogger, I have decided the position does not suit me, mainly for the, um, rigor? Of the position? The sheer number of games and so on? Crap, man, one-hundred-sixty-two is a whole lot of games. I’m frankly shocked I lasted this long.

Live On Air, Die On Air

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

A recording for you in the digital format that is just all the freaking rage these days, the glorious EM-PEE-THREE. Click here to either download or just hear my interview with KDHX last night. Show starts right around 3:50, or roughly one centimeter in from the left, then there’s some madness getting me on the phone line, then it’s basically rock and roll (pleasant conversation) from 5:40 onward…

On Game One, LOSS

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Today I am making a commitment to write something about each Cardinals baseball game this season. I am more accurately going to try very hard to write about every game, but I will miss some and others might not appear before the next game, they could be out of order and or contain sly bits of disinformation. I could also abandon the project completely at any point. Perhaps I’ll include writing on other baseball related items like the shitass potholes all over the city of Chicago. And the Oakland Athletics.

And what better way to start this morning than with a very accurate message from my friend JM:

not a great game out of motte.

Welcome to professional baseball opening day Jason Motte! You sure blew that one real hard!