Saturday, March 29, 2014
Home Stretch On HEYBATTAHBATTAH!
March 29, 2014
A year ago I was standing on the beach at Rota, Spain when I had my epiphany about Route 66. Kathy took a photograph of me contemplating the Columbus boy's journey and then seeing the Route 66 Bar behind me on the beach. It ended up in "The 66 Kid" and is a very cool photo.
Meanwhile, the University of Arizona Wildcats play Wisconsin today and one of the main guys we are counting on is TJ McConnell, the dude on the right:
That's T. Bell in the center and Gabe York on the left. We accidentally ran into them last December while going to get our tickets upgraded at McKale Center in Tucson.
Meanwhile, I'm trying to find a mention of the University of Arizona in The New York Times and by their coverage you wouldn't even know we were in the tournament. If, per chance, we make it to the final game I have a hunch how the NYTimes will handle the headline:
GEORGIA WALK-ON GOES TO THE BIG GAME
Worked most of today on getting atmospheric conditions right for a Little League night under the lights in Kingman, Arizona, circa 1959. A couple of the cars could be better but that traffic on 66 in the background is pretty accurate.
Daily Whipout, "HEYBATTAHBATTAH!"
"Clear your mind. Overcome your fear. Be daring."
—Damn good advice from Ron Mann, Comic Book Confidential