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Thursday, March 05, 2009
Deep ThoughtsAt what point do editors start rejecting stories about Bernie Williams wanting to still play in the majors? I don't think the dream of finding the Northwest Passage died this hard.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 9:15am
Aaron Moreno said...
Going to grad school with a couple of buddies who played college ball, they didn’t know what to do with themselves when the season started and they weren’t playing. Took them a year to change their habits.
Jesus, Bernie, get a hobby or something.
Posted 03/05 at 10:39 AM
I assure you, my lord, finance the 2010 expedition and we WILL find that passage to Cathay and the Japans for sure! We need but three stout ships and 150 good men and true!
Posted 03/05 at 10:43 AM
Jason @ IIATMS said...
Did you hear: Teixeira was a HUGE Mattingly fan?
(talking about stories that won’t die, either)
Posted 03/05 at 10:54 AM
Glad to see everyone reads the New York Times. This place is a classier act than the Lupica rag, only Mark Feinsand saves the News.
Posted 03/05 at 11:21 AM
Brandon Isleib said...
Chipmaker, despite your hearty request for a hardy crew for the voyaging, if Buddy Ebsen searching for it on the show Northwest Passage couldn’t find it, it’s just not there. There’s no hope for it in a post-Ebsenian voyage.
Posted 03/05 at 11:23 AM
“Jesus, Bernie, get a hobby or something.”
1. I’m glad you used that first comma.
2. Bernie has a hobby: the guitar. Maybe he can play the national anthem on Opening Day at the new park.
Posted 03/05 at 11:45 AM
Chris Simonds said...
Actually, after a few more years of Arctic ice melt, there will be a Northwest passage, with half a dozen countries claiming they own it. So you see? Centuries of patience, plus one global catastrophe, and dreams do come true.
Posted 03/05 at 12:12 PM
I was going to say what Chris just said. We’re actually gearing up for a huge international battle over who controls the now-existent Northwest Passage. Fun times to be alive.
Posted 03/05 at 12:50 PM
Bob Timmermann said...
One of these days, I’m going to Sir John Franklin’s Northwest Passage ...
Posted 03/05 at 12:55 PM
Bernie has never officially retired, so I’m not sure anything has changed in his mind.
Posted 03/05 at 01:10 PM
Bob Timmermann said...
Franklin’s widow looked for him for 12 years! Or, more precisely, she asked other people to look for him.
Apparently, Franklin and his crew ended up on each other’s menus.
Posted 03/05 at 02:25 PM
But we have Google Earth now!
Posted 03/05 at 02:37 PM
Not to be a total nerd, but the Northwest Passage has been navigated several times. The first man to successfully do so was Norwegian Roald Amundsen in 1903-1906. There was a whole NOVA episode about it. Just sayin…
Posted 03/05 at 11:28 PM