Sober Sunday

Frank Robinson appeared in a dream I had this morning. My wonderful wife and I were wandering through a large, crowded building—maybe a department store—when we saw Frank dressed in a suit and tie. The timing of the dream was after the announcement that he was in hospice care. When I said hello I almost broke down in tears as I thanked him for what he had done for me and I told him to hang in there.

Here are some posts about the late, great Frank Robinson:

Happy Birthday, #20

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday, Why Not Edition

Goodbye, Number 20

 

While I am referring to some posts, here are the three most read posts so far this year:

Saturday Salary Arbitration

Saturday Song

Throwback Thursday

 

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After the talk I gave last Tuesday, I asked Michael Lewis if he would write a one- or two-sentence recommendation for me. This is his gracious reply:

“[He] was one of the leaders of the movement that I described in Moneyball. He was an original thinker before original thinking became fashionable.”

Of course [He] is my name, but this blog is still anonymous. My resume will now have recommendations from Bill James and from Michael Lewis. I still probably won’t be able to find an interesting and fulfilling work situation, but no one can accuse me of not pulling out all the stops.

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From coloredcars.wordpress.com a picture of a Lexus RC F, in purple because that’s my wonderful wife’s favorite color.

What do we think of this car? I have always “looked past” it because I am mesmerized by the LC. Even ignoring the RC F Track Edition the RC F is not an ugly car and is a good performer.

The RC F is powered by a 5-liter/303 cubic-inch V8 that produces 467 HP/389 LB-FT of torque. The transmission is an 8-speed automatic. The RC F is supposed to have a 0-60 MPH time of 4.3 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 12.8 seconds. Those are impressive performance figures.

I think the perception of this car suffers because it is a Lexus. Despite the amazing LFA, Lexus is not known for performance cars. In general, to quote Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, cars are disappearing. I have railed against that development many times in this blog, but that’s probably akin to howling at the moon.

 

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#DontDrinkAndDrive

#DontTextAndDrive

#somanycarsjustonelife

#disaffectedmusings

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