Twins 6, Yanks 4 (I refuse to believe that Matt Capps allowed any runs)
WP: The Marquis de Sade (1-0, 7.2 ERA)
LP: Kuroda (1-2, 5.0 ERA)
SAVE(ONE): Shortening (3)
Fangraphs gets it’s wings every time the yankees lose.
Joey G looked at his script and shook his head. Something didn’t make sense, but he just couldn’t put his finger on it. He was totally down with his starter giving up 4 runs in the first. You’ve got to build drama, right? But where was the dramatic comeback? Where was the walk off home run? Where was the shaving cream pie to the face? Who were these clowns that dared to defy the narrative? Yeah, these clowns are from Minnesota, and they don’t read scripts unless they’re acting in awesome commercials.
NYC print tour: NYC is bursting a the seams with printmaking. Universal Limited Art Editions has been producing excellent work for 50 years. Tatyana Grosman founded the press as a way to earn a living supporting her husband who had suffered a heart attack and couldn’t work anymore. Some of the folks they printed for included Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rouschenberg. They’re still producing high quality, limited edition, original prints today. Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop has also been around a long time, and offers excellent art. Purchasing a print published by these fine folks allows them to continue offering artists of all skill level “unfettered access” to their presses and master printers. The LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Study is the printing / publishing wing of the printmaking department at Columbia University. They publish work from international, national emerging and established artists. The proceeds from prints sold “sustain future artist and student collaborations, exhibitions, equipment upgrades, and fellowships.” And for a slightly different, less formal take on printmaking I give you Cannonball Press. These guys are as legit as they come. Their stated mission is to publish one pass, black and white woodcuts and screen prints that sell for 20 bucks apiece. Their work is impeccable, and for the price you can’t beat it. I encourage you to check out their stock of artists and images.