Archive - Nov 20, 2007

Hunter and Santana

Speculation is abounding about whether the Twins will be able to retain either Torii Hunter or Johan Santana. Hunter is a free agent, but Santana is under contract for another year. The feeling is, however, that if Santana is going to leave after next year, the Twins should trade him now so they at least get something for him.

Grace period

November 19, and what a beautiful day. I went out in the woods to find stovepipe the try to keep the squirrel from climbing the bird feeder. When I get out in the woods––"in the woods" meaning the area where we throw things and have thrown things for 70 years––I tend to forget why I came there and start digging up treasures from the piles of scrap metal. Today, I stayed on task and built what I regard as an impregnable shield. We'll see tomorrow morning if the bird feeder is once again empty.