POSTSCRIPT: We get on the Cubs too much, we know, but at least their fans have this: plenty of good Cubs blogs. Not as many as Red Sox blogs, but enough, anyway. Wrigleyville23 is such an example. Just one question, though: how do you do it? Seriously, how?
POSTSCRIPT 2: If you haven't already, check out Ben McGrath's profile on Manny Ramirez in The New Yorker. Here's an excerpt:
Ramirez’s dreads were bundled up in a translucent red hairnet, like a Rastafarian kippah, through which I could see that he is starting to go gray...
Oh wait, that's the wrong excerpt. Here we go:
When I asked his teammate David Ortiz, himself a borderline folk hero, how he would describe Ramirez, he replied, “As a crazy motherfucker.” Then he pointed at my notebook and said, “You can write it down just like that: ‘David Ortiz says Manny is a crazy motherfucker.’ That guy, he’s in his own world, on his own planet. Totally different human being than everyone else.”
Just imagine: these two were on the same team as Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, Curt Schilling, Derek "Would Screw Anything, Don't Even Have to be Moving" Lowe and Caveman Jesus. It's, like, someone should write a book about this or something.