July 20, 2006
I'm thinking I jumped on the wrong blogging bandwagon by choosing baseball. Not only are poker players infinitely more accessible and interesting to talk to, you won't find many baseball players who look like Liz Lieu. Plus, Pauly after midnight at the WSOP looks an awful lot like me at the SABR convention in Seattle, except the late-night poker tournaments are just slightly more difficult to win.
One of these years I'd love to head to Las Vegas for a month to blog from the WSOP, but sadly I haven't tricked anyone into paying me to write about poker on a regular basis yet. Until then, I'll be living vicariously through Pauly, Brad "Otis" Willis, Wil Wheaton, and Phil Gordon.
As surprising as it may be, I've never actually owned a Twins jersey. I do have retro jerseys of Joe Morgan (for obvious comedic reasons), Bo Jackson (as pictured in Sports Illustrated), and Tony Gwynn (simply because it's the ugliest jersey I've ever seen). Due to my weight loss those jerseys no longer come anywhere close to fitting, which means losing 65 pounds can be a bad thing. If you know any (really) fat guys looking to upgrade their baseball wardrobe, let me know.
Stake in the Heart jerseys: Wanna see how quickly you can make a Twins fan cry? Sport one of these Twins No. 27 ORTIZ throwbacks that has got to grant Minnesotans impunity of all but the most violent crimes. Somewhat along those lines, I heard some New Yorkers wore Red Sox No. 6 BUCKNER shirts at Fenway for the recent Mets series in Boston. Not sure if they're out of the hospital yet. Anyway, it's easy to figure out what these duds say about you, but most of it can't be printed here.
My immediate family is filled with lawyers, professors, accountants, teachers, and soon-to-be architects. I have one cousin working on her master's degree at the University of Minnesota and another cousin doing his undergrad work at the University of Chicago. And me? Well, I write about sports from my bedroom. Funny how that works.
Julia Gleeman joins JLG Architects as a summer intern while working on her master's degree in architecture at the University of Minnesota.
Gleeman earned her bachelor's degree at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn.
She is a teaching associate at the University of Minnesota.
Before joining JLG, she was the communications intern at Mind on the Media.
The book comes out in November, and over the past couple months Dave Studeman and I have worked hard to put together what is a great lineup of writers. In addition to the regular assortment of THT staffers, we have ESPN.com's Rob Neyer and Eric Neel, Deadspin's Will Leitch, and SI.com's Jon Weisman.
Earlier this year I wrote the American League preview for MSP's 2006 Red Sox Annual, which also included articles by Hidden Game of Baseball co-author Pete Palmer, Paths to Glory co-author Mark Armour, Boston Sports Media Watch's Bruce Allen, and Chad Finn of the Boston Globe. Palmer and Finn are back for Here Come the Irish, along with an impressive assortment of other contributors, and if you're any kind of football fan it promises to be an excellent read.
An examination of the relationship between Notre Dame and the NFL draft, and how Charlie Weis has re-opened the ND pipeline to the professional ranks.