1. Friday, October 11, 2002

    email of the week 

    i get a lot of email and i write back to pretty much everyone i can. my favorite emails are the ones where people agree with me and tell me that i am a great writer. normally i get these type of emails from dudes, which is ok, but playmates would be better.

    strangely, i am very well liked by those at Ivy League schools and by lawyers. now thems demographics.

    haven’t quite figured out the attraction yet, but if i ever need to raise a few million in bail money, i don’t think i’ll have a problem.

    this week was dominated by correspondences relating to the bob costas / harry caray posts. i did mention SF Giant announcer Jon Miller who i had the chance to listen to for a few years when i was living in frisco, and his pleasant manner struck home with our man Jesse who remembers him from when he was doing the games in Baltimore.

    Re: Jon Miller

    Hey Tony,

    long time listener, first time caller. Thanks for giving the best broadcaster around his due.

    As a lifelong Orioles fan, I nearly cried when that schmuck Angelos refused to bring this man back. He loved Baltimore,and Baltimore loved him.

    He is funny, he doesn’t over-analyze the game; he does, as you aptly stated “paint the picture.” If given a choice between the return of Mussina or Miller, I would choose Miller; he played every day and would have stayed around much longer.

    I watch (usually muted as I read or work) almost every Orioles game that I don’t attend. When Miller was here, I would mute the t.v. and turn up the radio, just like they asked me to do. I was a dutiful soldier, because I knew, if I was, I could hear Him paint the picture, which was a treat.

    I miss Miller. The guy that replaced him is very good, but he ain’t no JM. He is Steve Young to Miller’s Joe Montana, to use a Bay area analogy. Young was great, but he was no Montana.

    Anyway, thanks for giving Miller his props. And tell your friends in SF to enjoy that treasure, he is in the (not so) early stages of Harry Carey-dom, Jack Buck-dom, Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola-dom…

    One other thing, right after the online newspaper, your the next website I eat my lunch to, every day at noon, here on the East Coast. Keep up the good writing.


    after that i asked Jesse if i could use his email on my site to which he responded thusly:


    Not only do I get a response, but you want to honor me with the use of my email. With pleasure.

    And if you’ll allow me a minute to be a fan…I am (don’t hold it against me) a lawyer on the East Coast and I write for a living.

    That said (or typed), I think you are a truly gifted writer. I went into the law so that I could write for a living (a make a decent one at that). And, for the most part, that is what I do. Your writing style is actually inspiring and has had an influence on my own. Your style is so conversational, I can almost hear the discussions.

    Your wit is very Thompson-esque (Hunter, that is). Anyway, use my email at will; and stick with what you are doing, you obviously have a huge fan base, and though you may not be getting rich, think of what you contribute to the lives of us bored lawyers eating our lunches every day.

    Now there’s some inspiration.

    Thanks so much. By the way, congrats on the Angels.


    feel free to send me sweet messages of appreciation to xxxtonyxxx @ hotmail.com and maybe you’ll be the lucky recipiant of being deemed “email of the week.”