Move Up Joe
Senator Obama's selection of Senator Joe Biden is an excellent choice. Working class roots, son in the ANG, great foreign affairs experience and folks like myself won't laugh at his thinning-on-top-with-bulky-blocked hair style...
By the way, the "Move Up Joe" reference is the nickname to Joe Gerhardt who played second base for the Giants.
Nationals Park Tour
We took it yesterday along with visiting friends Howard and Beckie. 15 bucks seemed a little steep, but you get your money's worth. The guided tour starts at the center field gate, lasts about an hour and a half and includes Presidents Club suite, locker room, press box, the dugout and the bullpen.
Best Seats in the House
USA Today is running a series on Best Seats in the House. Mays Field was covered on Friday. The page has a 360 panoramic thingy.
Given that Mays Field is so highly rated among the ballparks, has all those beautiful views, the uniqueness of the arcade seats and the splash home runs, I'm surprised to see these seats get ranked number six. Thought it would be higher. Then again I am prejudiced.
Fairfax County Asian American History Project
The African American and Latino communities are very important here in Washington, as well as Asian Americans who make up 16 percent of Fairfax County's population (four times the national average).
One of our friends, Cora Foley, is Asian American and is very active in the Fairfax County Asian American History Project. The Washington Post details her efforts to compile the stories of Asian Americans living in Fairfax County, with an emphasis on individual storytelling. The oral history will be released in May 2010, during Asian American Heritage Month.
Hat tip to Chris Silva for passing along a shoutout for his recent interview with Dave Dravecky at their website NYBaseballDigest.
Rocky Mountain High
Have fun if you go this week. I know I did when the Air Force sent me there to Lowry AFB four times for training. Tough, tough duty….