Stories from above–1936 edition
We are coming to you live from the Hotel Bethlehem in Allentown, which seems to have a history of being on fire:
The hotel is taking precautionary steps to make sure this never happens again. First, it has a rule that the wireless internet signal cannot be strong on the seventh floor.
We were rained out last night, so Mike and I went to the Apple store. My computer power cord ceased to work yesterday morning, so I began to search for a new one in Scranton before yesterday’s
game river. I found an apple service center in Scranton and called to see if the store had power cords on sale. This exchange ensued:
Me: Do you sell Mac power cords?
Sales guy: No, but we should. People call for them all the time.
Me: Do you know where I might find one?
Sales guy: Your best bet is the Apple Store in Allentown.
Moral of the story (and travel tip): If you need electronics in Scranton which are not made by Atari and do not involve rotary technology, go to Allentown, the comparative Silicon Valley of the Keystone State.
The Chiefs will throw Shairon Martis tonight against Lehigh Valley’s IronPigs. He got a no decision in his first start against the snouted ones.
Couple of notes:
*OF Marvin Lowrance has a hit in five of his first six Triple-A games. The guy, according to the Nationals, has worked diligently on his defense over the past year.
*RHP Andrew Brown has been added to the roster, giving the Chiefs a full cabinet of 24 players. Brown last pitched in the IL with Buffalo in ’06.
*4 of the top 10 batting averages in the Nationals’ farm system come from Syracuse (Lambin .375, Mench .348, Whitesell .308, Bernadina .300)
*Tommy John will throw out the first pitch tonight at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. Here’s his website: http://www.tommyjohn.net/. Unfortunately, the Google Ad on the right side of the page seems to always say something about “ulnar ligament pain.” I’m not joking.
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