Today’s Wordapod, taken from Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, is somewhat appropriate. This is the Wednesday Wordapod and it is Thursday. So they tell me; I’ll try to do better next week.
Oscar, Oscar, we hardly knew you.
Six months or so ago, most of us who were not already diehard track fans were enthralled by your story. We marveled at both your determination and athleticism—a combination that not only made you a dominant Paralympics athlete but earned you a spot to run in the London Olympics. Once there, you did not disappoint, earning your way to run in a semifinal heat of the 400 meters and in the finals of the 4×400 relay for South Africa.
Is it a coincidence that the start of Major League Baseball’s Spring Training more or less coincides with Valentine’s Day? As a baseball lover, I would say no.
And if it were just a coincidence, why are so many terms applicable to both the worlds of baseball and romance? Going the distance. Rounding third and trying to score. Covering all the bases. Calling for the bullpen…maybe not…
Today’s Wordapod, taken from Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words, seems to be appropriate…if not in the most sentimental sense…for this time of year—Valentine’s Day Eve.
I can’t believe that it’s been so long since I’ve Gold-blogged (I still haven’t decided that I like that name) but…I have been busy.
In the last few months or so, I wrapped my first pure sports book, which was also the first collaborative effort among my five published books. I’ve continued to write three or four columns per week for jewocity.com. Well, at least I did through January, with occasional columns on Bleacher Report, philly2philly.com and other sites. I’ve recently started at least the shell of another book, maybe two, but enough about me. On second thought…