The Kansas City Royals were filing in as I was leaving for dinner last night. A female coworker who knows that I'm a baseball freak was with me, and asked me to tell her who some of the guys were. I identified Alex Gordon and Tony Pena, Jr. pretty easily, and I thought I saw Gil Meche, but I could have been wrong. I had a hard time with most of the rest of them, mostly because I'm simply not used to seeing these guys without hats and uniforms on, but also because, let's face it, they're the Royals.
The point of that anecdote wasn't to impress anyone about the circles in which I travel (hey -- what happens in Jimmy Gobble's room STAYS in Jimmy Gobble's room). Rather, it was to explain that the lighter posting of the past couple of days is due to my road trip, and that this will probably be it until Monday (weekends are usually reserved for Mrs. Shyster, Shyster Daughter and Shyster, Jr).
Enjoy the resumption of a full baseball schedule tonight, and have a nice weekend.