Opening Day

Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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11 Responses

  1. Kazzy says:

    The Red Sox haven’t won a game all year!!! ARGHHHH!!!Report

  2. Alright, let’s do this:


  3. Burt Likko says:

    You know, you never handle your luggage in the Show. Somebody else carries your bags. It’s great. You hit white balls for batting practice. Ballparks are like cathedrals. The hotels all have room service. The women all have long legs and brains.

    As for the music, I’ve always been charmed by that Fogerty song. As optimistic as the starting lineup in April.Report

  4. ScarletNumbers says:

    “Shut up,” he explained.Report

    • Mike Schilling in reply to ScarletNumbers says:

      “The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong – but that’s the way to bet.”Report

      • ScarletNumbers in reply to Mike Schilling says:

        That was Damon Runyon.Report

      • Mike Schilling in reply to Mike Schilling says:

        But a web page said it was Lardner. Are you saying that we can’t trust the internet?

        OK, how about (in tribute to the Black Sox)

        I’m forever blowing ballgames, Pretty ballgames in the air.
        I come from Chi, I hardly try,
        Just go to bat and fade and die.

        Fortune’s coming my way,
        That’s why I hardly care.
        I’m forever blowing ballgames,
        And the gamblers treat us fair.