Ichiro!


Dave Cameron recaps a tremendous day for Mariner news with only a little hyperbole:

Let’s recap:

Morning: Ted Miller quotes USSM in the P-I, then jumps on the Adam Jones bandwagon.

Afternoon: Ichiro re-signs with the Mariners.

Evening: Ichiro goes 3-3 with the first inside-the-park HR in all-star game history. Wins All-Star game MVP award.

Late Evening: Jason Churchill reports that the team will give Adam Jones a starting job and bench Jose Vidro on Thursday.

I’m not exaggerating when I say this is the best single day this franchise has had since October 8, 1995. On the heels of Felix Hernandez mixing his pitches after reading our open letter, the Mariners winning 3 of 4 in Oakland while going 14 and 4 in their last 18 games, and Mike Hargrove resigning as manager, it feels like we’ve been granted access to our own personal genie.

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Why Not 30?

Jim Emerson’s got a thread calling for Top 30 “favortiest” films over at his Scanners blog. Since, of course, I am constitutionally incapable of resisting lists, I figured I’d add mine to the pile:

1. Seven Samurai
2. Chungking Express
3. Casablanca
4. The Rules Of The Game
5. Touch Of Evil
6. Manhattan
7. Singin’ In The Rain
8. The Searchers
9. Pierrot Le Fou
10. The Big Lebowski
11. Millennium Mambo
12. Dr. Strangelove
13. Do The Right Thing
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. Three Colors: Blue
16. Miller’s Crossing
17. A Woman Is A Woman
18. Once Upon A Time In The West
19. Playtime
20. 8 1/2
21. Au hasard Balthazar
22. Sunrise
23. House Of Flying Daggers
24. The New World
25. The Third Man
26. North By Northwest
27. Ugetsu
28. Hard-Boiled
29. Duck Soup
30. Black Narcissus

Like all such movie lists, this is totally subjective, largely random and can change from moment to moment. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun, which is the whole point.