10/12/2004: Interesting baseball factoid of the day:
Law student/blogger SadPunk is back from his hiatus (one that was quite a bit shorter than Mike Hollihan's continuing hiatus) with a post about Tim McGraw, who apparently sang some song (according to SadPunk, a very bad one) of his own creation during the half-time show of Monday Night Football last night (the occasion being the thirty-fifth anniversary of Monday Night Football [sarcasm]whoopie![/sarcasm]). In the course of my baseball reading I'd come across the fact that Tim is the son of legendary relief pitcher Tug McGraw, but in doing a quick fact check preparatory to leaving a comment to that effect on SadPunk's blog, I learned from Wikipedia that Tim was apparently Tug's (to use the quaint euphemism) "love child"; there's no indication from the Wikipedia article that Tug and Tim's mother ever married; in fact they claim that Tim didn't even learn of his father's identity until he was 11 years old. That was news to me, but given Tug's legendary reputation as a hell-raiser (on what he intended to do with a signing bonus: "I'll probably invest 90% of it on loose women and Irish whiskey; the rest I'll just squander."), that's not at all surprising.
Len on 10.12.04 @ 08:05 AM CST