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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Today I went on a going-away lunch for a co-worker. She’d been with the magazine for just a bit longer than I have. She’s moving on to other opportunities in the magazine biz.

I can’t say I was ever particularly close to her, either at work or outside the office. We were always cordial, but nothing beyond that. We never hung out, and between our schedules, we’d sometimes go a couple of days without actually seeing each other.

Still, I’ll miss her. She’s pretty, sweet, and nice to have around. In an office full of beautiful women, she was definitely the most attractive one. That’s mainly a function of her being my type; that she was one of the very few single women in the office only enhanced that. That said, I doubt I ever had a chance with her, and for that matter, I could detect certain traits in her that told me she probably didn’t have a chance with me.

Anyway, she’s gone as of today. And any departure like this makes me a little sad. So I’m making note of it. Despite the usual assurances of keeping in touch, I’m pretty sure we won’t meet again.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 09/29/2004 09:20:01 PM
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adieu sa-wing batta
This is probably the first time I’ve ever used the Montreal Expos logo, either here or on the old blog. It’s also likely to be the last, as the ‘Spos aim to depart la belle provence for greener fields in Washington, DC (la belle district??).

It’s big news in baseball, where a major league team hasn’t relocated since 1971. I know two bloggers in DC who are duly excited.

Naturally, this is Major League Baseball, so the deal’s not completely done yet. And because of that, I have to say this is an awfully backward way of moving a team:

With the announcement made, the process of selling the Expos starts. A group that includes former Rangers partner Fred Malek has been seeking a Washington franchise for five years. In addition, several baseball officials have said in the past week that Stan Kasten, former president of the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Thrashers, might be trying to assemble a group.

These days, a major sports league goes through a rigorous process of selecting a legit ownership group before it plants a team in a new city (through either expansion or relocation). This move to Washington feels like putting the cart before the horse. But I suppose there’s enough confidence that a group can be found in a relatively rich metro area like DC.

While the major details are being worked out, the cosmetic ones are being addressed too. Chief among them: A new name. Dragging out the old Senators moniker would be traditional, but probably hokey, and not worth bounding several hurdles to get it. Fortunately, “Washington Grays” is available, just as traditional, and a very nice tribute to the old Negro League team (and by extension, the entire Negro Leagues).

Talk about more cosmetic details: Yahoo! Sports has already cleared out an empty locker for the new Washington team.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 09/29/2004 08:15:39 PM
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Any “Smallville” fans out there? I’m curious as to whether or not the introduction of Lois Lane into the storyline represents the jumping of the shark.

But I’m not curious enough to actually watch the show, despite the presence of the delectable Kristin Kreuk. I’ve watched maybe 10 minutes out of the entire series. Most memorable: An episode-opening scene with Pa Kent, played by John Schneider, driving his pickup and listening to “The Dukes of Hazzard” theme song on the truck radio.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 09/29/2004 07:32:34 PM
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bow wow
The look on her face says it all. Halo is a company here in the Tampa Bay area that makes all-natural pet foods good enough for human consumption.

It’s like they read my mind. Many’s the time I’d get a hankering for some Kibble For Him.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 09/29/2004 07:08:43 PM
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