Thursday, February 17, 2005
Spring is in the air, despite the subzero windchills today. I mean, seriously, wtf?! But the snowdrops next door are blossoming, my daffodils and crocuses have emerged (although they're probably feeling betrayed and irritable), and pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. And Sammy Sosa is an Oriole, of all things!! I have nothing against the Orioles, but they do have rather silly hats.
Per an article on great baseball books on the ESPN website, here is my shopping list in preparation for spring:
The Southpaw - Mark Harris
The Great American Novel - Philip Roth
The Natural - Bernard Malamud
Ball Four - Jim Bouton
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (just because the movie is coming out soon)
Yet another brilliant and likely unworkable project idea has suggested itself to me. Sigh. Learned this week how to do ligations and transformations, and am struggling to actually understand why we do them, rather than just follow the protocols blindly.