Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
To this list I pass along another loss, perhaps the saddest: Seattle's most visible, beloved and melodic sports fan -- Tuba Man -- is dead.
Seattle knew Edward McMichael by sight or sound, the bespectacled guy with the wispy beard and floppy Uncle Sam and Dr. Seuss hats. For decades he breathed life into his shiny brass instrument, outside city sports venues.(link)
Say prayers for any family and friends and give a thought to all the fans that saw him year after year (even when the Mariners stunk).
*note: I hate the Mariners, but I do remember seeing this guy on TV occasionally when they would talk about the life before the game kind of things
I hope that after four years we can put someone else in the job of course, I'm not crazy; but I am an American, no matter who we elect.
I've sent out invites to a number of people (the old crew plus a couple of new ones) to blog here and they can feel free to blog about anything they want. I, however, will (probably) not be blogging about politics.