And heading out this morning I ran across these two quotes from Emmylou Harris, who besides being just about the prettiest, prettiest-singing person on the planet also turns out to share a passion for baseball:
“All I do during baseball season is watch games. I was so pumped the other night when Greg Maddux stole a base! My team is the Braves, but they don't stand much of a chance.”and
“We don't really have any baseball fans, except for my stage manager, who is a Cubs fan, and my road manager, who is a Red Sox fan,” said Harris...“Unfortunately for the guys in my band, they have to sit and watch the games. As soon as the show is over, I get on the (tour) bus and watch (ESPN's) 'Baseball Tonight.' ”
And yeah, some of you, more cynical, baseball fans are thinking "the Braves?!?" But folks, this is Emmylou Harris we're talking about here. Cut the woman some slack for having a misguided (angel) point of view folks, she's a big-time baseball fan...and sings real, real pretty.
Think I'll head out of town humming the tune to Emmylou singing "Pancho & Lefty". Kinda corny maybe, but it's Emmylou Freakin' Harris people. She could sing a transcript of a George W. Bush press conference and it would sound good.
Have a good last week of recalibration my teaching colleagues...