Tuesday, September 19, 2006

We Are the Champions

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 9:52 PM

What a season. The Sidewinders won 99 games and are the AAA champs. Does this mean we get a major league team next year?

UPDATE: Bob comments that they actually won 98 games. He's right; my math was wrong. My apologies, and thanks for the clarification, Bob. 

Your Tuesday Afternoon News Update

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 4:47 PM

There's a coup in Thailand, some crap in the space shuttle's way and less roadway than there needs to be on Glenn between Swan and Craycroft. But, hey, the Sidewinders have an early lead!

Programming Alert

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 10:33 AM

Hey, Sidewinders fans! Your team has 98 wins and a Pacific Coast League championship in hand—but the season is not over yet. This afternoon, the Sidewinders will take on the Toledo Mud Hens in the first (at least in a while) AAA championship game. Catch that at 4 p.m. on ESPN2.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Weather Appreciation

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 10:40 PM

In case you haven't noticed the weather this week ... it's fabulous. There's a cool breeze, and the temperatures are hovering around the high-80s ... if you haven't gone outside, taken a deep breath and thought, damn, this is bee-yoo-tee-full, you should.

Your Monday Morning News Update

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 8:44 AM

-- If you're a fan of fresh spinach, you're screwed.

-- The pope apologizes. Sorta.

-- And in the Star's most recent "Thorns and Flowers," they gave a flower to a baseball player making $10.7 million this year. Way to affict the comfortable!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

More Woes for Tucson Greyhound Track

Posted By on Sat, Sep 16, 2006 at 10:11 AM

I'm giving the Arizona Daily Star a flower for this article about how the track can no longer (forever, I hope!) have the signal for off-track horse betting.

According to the article, Tucson Greyhound Park has become increasingly reliant on off-track-betting (OTB) revenue and makes more money from OTB horse racing ($15 million) than the $6 million on dog racing.

Perhaps this is the beginning of the end of dog racing in Tucson. As a greyhound adopter and activist, I can only hope.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Most Amusing Spam Comment of the Day So Far

Posted By on Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 10:31 AM

We get a LOT of spam comments here at the Weekly blog, and every so often, I'll check them out. Here's one that almost made me shoot water out my nose. 

Take care of it and keep it on the road!

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Your Thursday Morning News Update

Posted By on Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 8:53 AM

-- RIP, Ann Richards.

-- The Sidewinders are a win away from bringing a Pacific Coast League championship back to Tucson.

-- And if you haven't read it cover to cover already, a new Weekly is available for your perusal. Find links off to the right!

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