So we have gone from having almost nothing to watch and follow in regards to major league sports, to almost full saturation within a week’s time. Baseball has drawn record viewers even as it struggles with positive test results that may put the very young season in jeopardy. My irritation has been more with the black-out rules, as they have seemingly created some wide areas where games are inaccessible. As a Blue Jays fan living down in North Carolina, regularly televised games are few and far between, and this week’s games against the Nationals were all blacked out in my area so I could not even watch them on MLB TV. Not happy about missing the debut of Nate Pearson.
The NBA kicked off late this week and the NHL comes roaring back today, with my Leafs starting their series against Columbus tomorrow. I’m not sure what to expect, other than our continued ability to score a lot of goals, and I am certainly hoping that Freddie is dialed in and ready to go. No matter what, it’s just great to have so many options again. Between that and the release of the second season of the Umbrella Academy there is some real danger that I may permanently disfigure the coach with my butt. Certainly isn’t helping that it continues to be over 100 degrees every day with the heat index. Always sad, when you become almost glad a hurricane is going to pass by as it means the temps may break for a few days. Oh well, even in the heat we will be carving out our area of Toronto sports fandom in the backyard – go Jays, Leafs and Raptors.
I came across this article on a great virtual underwater museum in Malta backed by a number of organizations in the country. It is the result of five years of hard work, collecting data and images, but you can “tour” ten different underwater archeological sites in the waters of Malta. The sites include sunken aircraft, shipwrecks and submarines and is a great way to spend some time forgetting about not being able to travel where we want, and learn a few things if that is up your alley. You can visit the site here.
That’s it for this week, as the day job has been a little busier than normal, but I will soon deliver the promised tale of the Pygmy Yeti search, and next week I will have some more eco-friendly shopping options to share.
The Free Range Viking