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… and there’s reason to believe… Maybe this year will be better… than the last.

Yep, that’s right, folks, 2007 is coming to an end. Has it been a good year or a bad year? Meh. There’s been a lot of ups and downs and a lot of unexpected announcements and movements going on here and there. I’ll probably say something to this in the coming days.

In return for your patience as to the above, I give you first this bit of disappointing news: Danny Haren has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, along with Connor Robertson (Minor League reliever), for 6 players. The crowd that will be shuffling to the Bay Area shall include 3 left-handed pitchers (Brett Anderson, Dana Eveland, Greg Smith) along with infielder Chris Carter and outfielders Aaron Cunningham and Carlos Gonzalez. While this is a bit disheartening to lose an ace/the American League starting pitcher to the 2007 All-Star Game/bedrock to your starting roto, ya gotta respect the man they call Billy Beane and his ability to rebuild/recreate each new year’s team. Don’t you worry, they’ll be OK.

Something cool, you say? The new Batman movie “The Dark Knight” that they’ve been shooting in Chicago all summer long now has a new trailer that came out at 10:30-11 p.m.-ish tonight:


Awesome? Hellz yeah! Tons of shots from spots less than 4 blocks from our apartment. The new Joker (Heath Ledger) looks NOTHING like him in real life due to all the makeup. Pretty bad-ass, too:

Heath Ledger Joker

Check out the other pages for the upcoming film, also:


If you saw it earlier, here’s a pic I got of filming along the Chicago River:


In other news, I’ve secured a movable object with wheels to whisk me away to the cornfield state over the weekend before xmas into the 25th, on which date I need to have said whip back to the O’Hare impound by 4 p.m. That means work on the morning of the 26th. WHEEEEEEEEEE! It will be good to see some W’loo peeps, however.

THEN, to top all toppers, we’re hittin’ Hogs N’ Honeys for NYE. No joke. Really. Not. Kidding.

Hogs and Honeys NYE

Someone send help. Seriously.

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