The photo was taken at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts from the Mellon Galleries of British Sporting Art collection. Actually it was the only exhibit open that day. Everything else was closed in preparation for the grand opening of the Rule Britannia! Art, Royalty and Power in the Age of Jamestown exhibit, featuring–you guessed it–the Queen.
Be sure and catch Matt at Diamondhacks wonderful post relating to horse racing, Touched By Greatness. Speaking of being touched by greatness, I learned Matt was educated beside such literary luminaries as Matthew Sharpe (Jamestown) and Ann Coulter. Honestly, I think he is the best writer of the lot. And you can read him right here on MLBlogs.
If you haven’t already, check out The Ultimate Baseball Collector Chris’ account of opening night at the Roger’s Centre. For a young writer, he has crafted a fine story. Knowing a thing or two about writing, I’m telling you, this kid has some serious talent. He is doing things intuitively that many who study writing cannot do. It’s like watching a young Ted Williams, except at the keyboard instead of the plate.
Besides the St. Louis Cardinals, there is one other who can crow: Matt at Diamondhacks. As he reminds us, he predicted the Cardinals in five. My own prediction also was a five game series–with the Tigers winning. That was the general consensus. But Diamondhacks had the jump on us all. So we’ve all got to eat a mouthful of crow
All kidding aside, regular readers of Diamondhacks know that Matt knows baseball. I started to doubt punditry when I read his prediction of the Cards in five.
— Michael Norton
The 2006 Champions of the National League Eastern Division: the NEW YORK METS!!!
Cheers to all the wonderful MLBlogs Mets blogs, and the friends I’ve made here and on Metsville:
There are some new blogs I haven’t got around to yet, and some old friends who are no longer with us to share the moment (RADIOMAN, we miss you!).
— Michael Norton