Ugh. Sunday night. Too short a weekend and I even took Friday off. Hope you all did something worthwhile. Here's your Sift...
A- Depth of Field has some great pictures of this weekend's Sunrise Community Hot Air Balloon Race that was held at Kendall-Tamiami Airport. Babalu has one but it has a lousy watermark on it.
B- Coconut Grove Grapevine documents Art Change Day at Cafe Tu Tu Tango in the Grove.
C- Stuff You Think You Need visits the Exxxotica Convention and takes his camera.
In a way it was like going to a strip club, but in the day, and without full nudity. They were mostly wearing skimpy little outfits and simulating porn. I saw a midget riding a mechanical bull with two women wearing school girl outfits.
D- Miami-Forum hooks us up with a Miami Herald video that shows a little bit of the history of the Tamiami Trail, which is turning 80 years old.
E- The Marlins have real fans, according to The South Florida Fan Blog.
If you've ever been to a Sunday afternoon or weekday game (as I did today and last Wenesday), you know that there might be 10,000 fans, maybe 11,000, and everybody is sure to be gone by the 8th inning.
But...if you've ever been to any Marlins game, for the 16 years of the franchise's existence, from Joe Robbie to Pro Player to Dolphins to Dolphin Stadium, you know that the few Fish fans who do show up are some of the best fans around. And that miniscule number of fans is not afraid to show it.
The true fans who go to every game, like the famous Sign Guy, know about as much about our players and history as any fanbase, especially the ridiculous fans of the rapidly growing "Red Sox Nation." In fact, most Red Sox fans know nothing except that they are wearing a navy blue hat with a red "B" on it, and that their team plays in Boston.
F- Bacardi & Diet is happy about her birthday and 420, but maybe not necessarily in that order.