For those of you who were lucky enough to grow up, or currently live, in a part of Philadelphia, or any city for that matter, that was densely populated (read, for this specific case: row homes), you can relate to the notion of the interspersed character. There are tons of them. In my childhood neighborhood, ZWR's mom's home still, there was a lady that used to live on same same block as a bunch of my friends that would, forever far as I can recall, cut out and tape Phillies headlines and pictures from the Daily News and Inquirer to the glass of her screen door. I'd be walking home from a hard day of second grade and stop to see that a fresh photograph of Don Carman had replaced the story about Juan Samuel and stolen bases. It never seemed odd or anything, it just was. Baseball's hip in that by the very nature of the season and how it's constructed we get a whole lot of stories. And while I'm not authorized to draw metaphors, the other day, in catching up on Spring Training happenings by going to the Twitter page I established for a blog about maybe one day heading to the zoo our star acquisition, I couldn't help but feel a tinge of similarity as all of the folks in that crowded little neighborhood were clipping and pasting headlines and pictures, for those passing through, to see about their Phillies.
Oh yeah also at the zoo red kangaroos live with the emu.