An alert FBvian points out that the NBC Channel 5 sports anchor made Gawker with his comments about how much those crazy cats in San Fran love their kind bud.
Superfan Jack Kerr is nowhere near giving up on the Rangers.
A baseball-loving FrontBurnervian had trouble watching the unlike-Lee loss (stolen from the Star-Telegram) at home. She says:
We made the mistake of staying home, where AT&T went out early in the first inning. I’m curious if any other Fbvians had similar problems. When I finally got a supervisor on the phone, she said, “Oh, you must be in Dallas.” Evidently they were swamped with angry calls like ours. I didn’t know my sweet husband knew such salty language.
A couple of weeks ago FrontRow kick-started a conversation about improving the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Now we are going to continue that discussion by hosting a public forum on the Arts District at D Magazine’s offices on November 4 at 5:30 p.m. with panelists Veletta Lill, Dallas Arts District Executive Director; Charles Santos, TITAS Artistic Director; Deedie Rose, AT&T Performing Arts Center board member; and urban planner and Walkable DFW blogger Patrick Kennedy.
Please join us. To attend, visit here.
1. I’m new to this baseball thing. So I’m not really sure how I should feel about last night’s game. Should I be completely bummed and get off the bandwagon because we lost? Or should I be like, “Eh, we’ve got six more games. Claw! Antlers!” I’m enjoying this baseball thing way too much. So, claw! Antlers!
2. I’m not worried about tonight’s game. Why? Because we’re going to have help. They must have got lost on their way to last night’s game.
3. Oh, and this happened last night.
Through an odd set of circumstances, I wound up watching the game at July Alley, in Deep Ellum, where I encountered this gentleman. His name is Oliver Peck. As you can see, he’s a Giants fan. He was very collegial about the whole affair. Nice guy. Which is exactly how you’d expect Satan to behave.
One more thing to get you fired up for the game now less than two hours away. Passed on to me by Twitter pal Chris Ebbesen. CLAW! ANTLERS! JUMP!
Oh, you pranksters at Lefty O’Doul’s. Stationing a trumpeter outside the hotel the Rangers are staying at while in your fine city to keep them awake is cute, I suppose.
And yes, Rangers fans from all over have exacted some sweet revenge by calling your bar at a near constant pace. But your antics raise a question for me.
Why so little faith in your team? It’s almost as if you think they can only win if you deprive the Rangers (and, presumably everyone else staying at the St. Francis) of some sleep.
Tsk. Tsk. Fear the beard, indeed. I submit that if your beard was that fearsome, you’d not be afraid of some well-rested Rangers.
I’ve never really heard of San Francisco magazine, and we get pretty much every city/regional magazine extant, which we then ridicule, out of either professional jealousy or actual necessity. ANYWAY, I found it because, as Dallas’ city magazine, we need an opposite number to make a World Series bet against and, based on a cursory Google search, it will have to be them.
Here is what we are willing to put on the line:
-Twelve (12) complimentary copies of our 35th anniversary issue
-One (1) free round at The Old Monk (limit: four staff members)
-Solemn promise that we will never allow Tim Rogers to so much as apply for a job at your shop
-Five (5) minutes to say anything you want — political statement, promotion, etc. — at our regular Monday morning staff meeting, in person or via conference call
-One (1) blog post, no longer than 300 words, that we promise to read at least half of
-One (1) guided tour of the Sixth Floor Museum, or whatever other stereotypical “Dallas” thing you want to do
So what say you, San Francisco magazine?
Seriously. That’s some solid work.
Good day unto you, Dallas. This morning I discovered, much to my delight (or horror–can’t decide which) that with only a tiny bit of gel and a white pantsuit, I could whip up a convincing Laurie Anderson costume. So that’s exciting. Or dismaying.
The Texas Rangers begin their march to glory this evening, and I know most of you will be settled on a couch or barstool for the occasion (for suggestions, check out this handbook for where to watch the World Series in Dallas, written by nightlife expert and all-around terrific person Christine Sracic). However, if for some reason you do not wish to watch the game, jump to the next page for the best alternatives.
… or vice versa. Merritt Patterson, at the blog for our sister publication Park Cities People, had an interesting conversation with University Park Mayor Dick Davis, who insists the photos in a recent mailer about alcohol sales turning the city into Lubbock (ouch, Lubbock – are y’all gonna take that?) are indeed Lubbock and not, say, Memphis.
The original photo is here. I’ve been to both Lubbock and Memphis. I’m pretty sure I can tell the difference.
A few weeks ago, FrontBurner’s Collin County correspondent, Bill Baumbach, suffered a stroke. It seriously impaired his verbal communication, but with help he’s continued to maintain his Collin County Observer site.
Today was the first time he’s submitted an item for publication on FrontBurner. While his recovery still has a ways to go, he’s certainly not taking it easy on the powers that be in McKinney and Plano. Here’s his report:
The District Clerk, Harrah Kunkle, and six indicted clerks are using a duplicate set of books for employee time — commonly known as “the Blue Books.” This is the source of the charge against them for “falsifying official documents.”
The District Attorney, John Roach, is using exactly the same type of duplicate books as Kunkle’s, instead calling it “High-Five.” The same allegation – falsifying official documents – could potentially be applied to this program as well.
Now the DA is having to tell the court that the District Attorney’s office used a similar scenario as the District Clerk.
The District Attorney’s Office has recused itself, and will ask for a special prosecutor. The call for a special prosecutor will cause the case many months delay.
It’s now likely that Crigger will take office as any trial will take at least six months.
The DA screwed up their six cases. Idiots!
From a 48-year Giants fan who watches most of their games on cable’s MLB package, jump for a couple of things about the Texas Rangers’ World Series opponents you may not know …