Hum babe

My folks had season tickets when the Giants moved west in the ’70s (along with Willie Mays) but they never got to see a world series. I watch very little sports, but this week was an exception. I mean, it’s my home town, they’ve got a long-haired dope-smoking pitcher, a shortstop who looks overweight, but moves with grace and bats with power, a baby-faced (23 y.o.) rookie catcher who catches flawlessly, has a rifle arm, and hits homers. Boy!

There are moments of grace and beauty in baseball, but normally I don’t have the patience to sit through the slow tempo of the game + the motherf—–g commercials. So I was thrilled to see these very decent young guys pull it off this week. And their elegant athletic catches, tosses, and quick thinking…

“Take me out to the ball game,

Take me out with the crowd.

Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks,

I don’t care if I never get back…”

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About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Hum babe

  1. I don't watch sports very much anymore. Years ago I watched with my dad, but I turned on the kitchen tv as I was doing dishes at just the right time. Saw the last 3 innings. I stayed at the Ft. Mason 2 weeks ago, and I was imagining the tv room there. Kinda wished I could see it there, they must have gone nuts! It was sweet, loved the bottom of the ninth!

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