take me oot the ballgame

As they say in canada; "take me oot the ballgame eh? take me oot to the crowd. buy me some beer eh? screw the crackerjacks just get me a beer eh or i'll puck ya in da mouth der eh boy." blah blah blah "fer it's 1--2--3 srikes yer oot at the old ball yaaard."Last night I went to the new ballpark here in San Diego (I believe they call it Petco Park) and I watched my first game in our brand spankin' new home. My friend Mike Halloran is already calling it "BARK PARK" woof woof. Go Sheeba go! The Pads lost to the Seattle Mariners but I gotta tell ya. This new ballyard is way cool be most rad dude and schtuff. It is pretty neat to step off the trolly and see the park in the distance a couple blocks away. Yes it is true-- the prices are expensive for brewskis. I bought 2 and I had to wait for it to pass through ecsrow with a loan officer before I could start sipping er chugging. (But seriously folks--I'll be here all week. Try the buffet and good luck on the slots.) I want to invite yous guys to come oot for a visit or as they say in Germany "a wisit" and eat a hot dog (mmm hot dogs) yeah baby I love pig particles. My doctor told me the other day I wasn't getting enough pork in my diet. So I've invented pork soap for the shower. It literally soaks into your pores and you smell like a pig all day. it is so awesome. Pork toothpaste and hair gel and face cream and pork q-tips for your ears. I am going to be so rich I'll buy Petco Park and rename it Pork Park. But I digress. OK the new ballpark is cool and I got a little excited. I just bought a brand new 15" g4 powerbook from Apple and it has backlit keys. How freakin' cool is that g? Garageband rocks and I am making up disco songs this morning. I will post them in a couple days. I wrote to the author of the Sammy Davis Jr book (Wil Haygood) and he wrote me back! I tracked him down through the Washington Post. Here is the exchange: Dear Wil, I just read the final pages of your wonderful book and I couldn't stop the tears. I rarely cry and I certainly didn't expect to be so moved by your biography of Sammy. I had to write you to let you know. You really did him justice and I learned so much about our history in this wild country. My only complaint is that your novel had to end. I am a touring musician who spends most of his time on the road and for me this book was inspiring and sad and insightful. I can't wait to go search out old videos of Sammy. I would love any suggestions you might have. The work you put into this was amazing and you sure know how to paint a vivid moving picture of what life was like for black artists back in the day. What a complex man was Sammy. I can't thank you enough. I am going to tell everyone I know to buy this book. Sincerely, Steve Poltz Then he writes: Subject: RE: Just finished In Black And White! steve, what a wonderful touching note you sent. bless you. i spent five years on the book, practically upended my life to get it done. and the effort pays off when i hear from someone as sensitive and understanding to sammy's plight as you. if you can get your hands on a copy of a film called A Man Called Adam, it would be worthy it. sammy plays a musician; cicely tyson is in the cast. a million thanks to you, good man. wil How cool is that? Wil Haygood wrote me back? He called me sensitive. I heard him talking aboot Sammy on NPR and I asked for his book for Christmas from my ma n pa. They told me to piss off and buy it myself. (just kidding mom and dad thanks for the book) I know I rambled on and on but I leave tomorrow for Australia and it is a 19 hour flight. Yikes. If you guys can think of a better nickname for Petco Park then Halloran's "Bark Park" then please submit them to moi. I love you all. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead. Spring forward fall back or somthing like that. Steveroni "Bacon Fat Face Cream" Poltz