(1) Great fun. Mike is an entertaining play-by-play guy. I don't know why, but I'm always surprised by how funny Norm is when he has the mic on these Ticket games.
Norm was funny tonight, but his voice sounded a little weak and gravelly and they seem to have released him from his duties.
Filling in are Gordon and Dan when they're not playing. A couple of others chip in.
Oops, Norm's back. Not sure where he's been. Voice still gravelly. I suppose I should be tweeting thoughts this insubstantial.
(2) Interesting: Mike's speculations on the delta between the esteem in which certain Ticket personalities are held by the public on the one hand, and by Ticket management on the other. He first asked this question about Grubes, who he adjudged to be universally loved among the public, suggesting something less than universal love among the Cumulo-Ticket Overlords, although why I cannot imagine, unless they tell him not to play naughty drops and he does. (Since he apparenly doesn't actually require a job or advancement owing to his fortunate family financial circumstances, perhaps he doesn't come to meetings or adhere to other CTO directives.) There were similar questions about Rich Phillips, whose management role rendered the question a little self-contradictory.
(3) Surprisingly close contest. It surprised the Ticket promo production guys, who created ads referring to the "human sacrifice" and "humliation" that was expected to be visited upon our lads.
(4) Surprisingly clean broadcast.
(5) Is this victory testimony in support of the absolute centrality, if not the exclusive significance, of pitching in girls' fast-pitch softball?
In the words of the late Harry Caray -- lemme hear ya.