I Love Joe C.

It’s a girl!

Monday, January 5th, 2009

It’s time to celebrate a new life! Joe C. and Mrs. Joe C. welcomed Baby C. into the world this afternoon. Noe Vivienne Christensen was born at 2:19 p.m. weighing 7 pounds, 6  ounces and measuring 20.5 inches. Everyone is doing great.

The baby was due Dec. 31 but apparently could care less about the tax implications.

Clarification: Noe sounds like Zoe. There’s a umlaut above the, `e.’ Noe, according a Goole search by Rachel Blount, means, `peaceful.’

A Little Hot Stove Talk

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Joe C., Mrs. Joe C., and almost-ready-for-prime-time Baby C. (due date next month) are away for the weekend. And I am finally free of writing Gopher football-related stuff to get back to baseball.

I’m glad. The football SID is blaming my presence for their losses to Northwestern and Michgan, and one elderly local sportswriter yelled at me,“you are the Kiss of Death,” moments after the loss to Michigan.

“If I’m the Kiss of Death,” I replied. “Pucker up.”

Anyway, I’ve been asked to join Mr. Phunn on The Fan at 4:20 today to talk Twins and hot stove baseball. Little did I know then that the producer also lined up Twins manager Ron Gardenhire to join us for the segment. That’s right, Gardy, Phunn and III at 4:20 today on The Fan. Should be entertaining….

Don’t have any major news to report, yet. But I’m 99 percent sure I will have a free agent update here around 5 p.m. I know that doesn’t help those of you headed for happy hour, the cabin, deer-killing or to Madison for the Gophers loss, er, game against The Badge. But I need to verifty one more thing before spewing it out into cyberspace.