February 21, 2011
I'd like to see similar charts for different styles of music. I have the impression, and perhaps it's just me, that the music industry spends a lot of money on the technology of recording and post-processing music. Perhaps this is sustainable for artists who hit a sweet spot in the population (like we Baby Boomers), but is unsustainable for niche markets. The music industry rose with the Baby Boomers, spiked when we converted our favorite albums to CD, and now falls as fewer pop artists try to please us.
Just a thought.
February 18, 2011
February 15, 2011
General manager Kevin Towers said Parker will not be held back this spring.
"I think sometimes you can tend to coddle people too long," Towers said. "I mean, this guy's almost two years post-op. He threw very good in instructional ball. he's been working his tail off here in the off season at Chase Field. He's a special pitcher. We're going to do what's right for him, but this guy's chomping at the bit."
Parker's fastball hit 97 mph in workouts last fall. In a two-inning instructional league appearance, he hit 95 mph 10 times, striking out three and walking one without allowing a hit.
"Parker was Arizona's No. 1 pick, the ninth selection overall, in the 2007 draft after going 12-0 with a 0.10 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 70 innings at Norwell High School in Ossian, Indiana. He was selected Indiana's Mr. Baseball on a team that went 35-0 and won the state title."
February 13, 2011
February 12, 2011
February 11, 2011
Wayne takes on Peru in the opening game at 5pm.