Today was a great day for some old Encinal High Jets.
Jimmy Rollins became $40 million richer, signing a five-year deal with the Phillies. The internal consensus here at the Toaster was that the deal wasn't out of line with the market for shortstops, even if we think the market for shortstops might be out of line.
Dontrelle Willis became MLB's first 11-game winner, beating the Cubs, 9-1. Willis allowed seven hits and one run in seven innings, walking none and striking out five. Plus, he went 2-for-3 with an RBI at the plate.
Finally, Ken Arneson wasted a whole freaking morning failing to compile and install a potential new templating engine for evaluation, and a whole dadgummed afternoon dealing with a hardware failure at his ISP, instead of writing a little ditty about the A's victory over the Braves yesterday, and finally getting started on the coding of the new templating system.
Oh wait, maybe that last one isn't such a very good example of a great day. Oh, well, two-out-of-three ain't bad.
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I'm considering heading out to the ballpark Tuesday night to watch the A's face Tom Glavine and the Mets. I always like to see the non-Giant NL teams in person when they come to Oakland. I don't think I could explain why I enjoy the interleague games; it's not like I couldn't just hop a ferry over to SBC Park if I really wanted to see these teams. But that's how I feel, so I just deal with it.