Monday, March 27, 2006
New Sox Have More Sock At The Plate
IT'S TRUE. With the lack of home run power from the new Red Sox like Mike Lowell (8 hr in 2005), J.T. Snow (4), Alex Gonzales (5) and Mark Loretta (3), you might have thought the Sox would have to find some more sock somewhere. But who thought it would come from new Red Sox pitcher Julian Tavares (seen here defending the plate against a Devil Ray coming home to score)?
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The current issue of the Nation has been out for several days now, yet your blog has had no screed against Mike Davis's cover story for claiming that New Orleans is subject to a coup by the white elite! What's up? He's even implicating New Urbanists for aiding and abetting these wrongs. C'mon, Massengale! No one reads this blog for animated baseball gifs! Let's see you claim that it is big bad Modernist Academics who are actually striving to create a white majority in NO, and New Urbanists who are pushing for a speedy return of the city's diaspora. Damn!
Posted by: FITNR at Mar 29, 2006 11:44:53 PM
A good deal of what Davis says in that story is true, don't you think? And in that particular story, he only has one gratuitous mention of New Urbanism. I've contacted The Nation about a response to the sum of his stories though. We'll see what happens.
No one reads this blog for animated baseball gifs!
You might be surprised. A group of New Urbanists are talking about starting a baseball blog.
Posted by: john massengale at Mar 30, 2006 7:47:57 AM
I don't have the capacity to judge the truth value of Davis wrote, but it's a terrifying & disheartening take on the situation.
My comment was more to tweak you for your customary kneejerk reactions to criticisms of New Urbanism, especially in New Orleans.
If you agree with the article, you should be calling on your fellow New Urbanists to dissasociate themselves with the local patron of the New Urbanism Pres Kabacoff of the 'Canizaro Krewe.'
Posted by: FITNR at Mar 30, 2006 4:15:40 PM
I don't know much about Kabacoff. I do know he's not a member of the CNU, doesn't go to congresses, and, most importantly, built a project that judging from photographs, has walkability problems and is mediocre in appearance. "Mediocre," not bad, like the Rotterdam proposals.
I said something about it in Dog Bites Man, Ouroussoff Criticizes New Urbanism, but I have to say I haven't seen it in person.
Posted by: john at Mar 30, 2006 4:41:45 PM