January 16, 2008

It's another one of those super gloomy, murky cold-ass winter days today in Minneapolis, but this coneflower is getting a second chance as a flower, of sorts. The birds ate away half of the cone and left sort of a daisy in its place.
They must know how much to eat and how much to leave to insure next year's crop.


January 16, 2008

Looks like its time to send in the reliever and get the catcher a new head.
Evidently they put the short guy in to create a tiny strike zone and it was too much for our starter, the fireballing right-hander. Maybe we can toboggan him back to the training room and make something else out of him.

When I first saw this scene it looked like the Midwest's version of Stonehenge. Then I realized it was the remnants of a complete baseball game of snowmen. Must have been a spring training game. Nice job neighborhood kids! Hats off!