March 7, 2003

Is Triblog a New Word?

I was just realizing I felt an urge to blog about the Tribe and that question occurred to me. Surely someone will step forward who coined it moons ago, but till then, I'll claim credit for originating the term Triblog.

I'm getting a kick out of the start of Spring Training. The kids are hittitng and hitting some more, and the young pitching is so intriguing to watch as we project their futures out a couple of years.

I must admit though, that as much of an optimist as I am, I sure wish Dick Jacobs still owned this team. You've got to hand it to him for his business acumen, and his fortuitous timing in selling the team. But Dolan seems hapless by comparison, and although he's not alone in having had business "reversals" of late, the fact is he's not nearly as sound financially as was Jacobs, and often seems like he's in over his head.

You've got to like what you see from Eric Wedge early. I love the fact that his players are forbidden the use of the word "rebuilding". I can't wait to see AL umpires take the measure of his apparent rambunctiousness and energy. Something tells me we could see Wedgie (it has to happen eventually) take a few early showers if he's as much a "players manager" as I suspect he may be.

Update: As regards the origination of the term "Triblog", early Googling of the word produces many Spanish language hits, and several that seem to be for "three dudes with a blog" or for a meeting point for three different bloggers. Nothing yet connecting the term to the larger field of Tribology, thought by some to be associated with the study of friction, lubrication and wear, but known by the initiated as the study of the history, lore and culture of the Cleveland Indians.

Posted by dan at March 7, 2003 10:29 PM