I'm going to warn you in advance that the only good news in this posting has been saved until the very end, so proceed at your own risk.
Tonight's scheduled baseball game between Georgia and Georgia Tech at Turner Field has been postponed until tomorrow evening due to the expectation of inclement weather.
Someday, someone is going to have to explain to me why I have been able to sit through all manner of torrential downpours while watching football games in Jacksonville, yet the mere anticipation of a cloudburst is enough to scuttle a duel on the diamond.
I mean, baseball players are neither made of sugar nor evil witches from "The Wizard of Oz," so I'm pretty sure they won't melt if they get wet. If they're afraid lightning will strike their aluminum bats, there's an easy solution for that, too.
You could start using a wooden bat . . .
. . . or you could try explaining to Senator McCarthy why you remain loyal to the Communist Party.
While I'm at it, I have a bone to pick with 680 The Fan.
It's bad enough that I only get to listen to Buck Belue if I'm also willing to tolerate Jon Kincade's blithering nonsense and Robb Tribble's insistence upon turning his sports news updates into occasions for mocking my region, my religion, and my political views, but now it turns out that the Atlanta sports talk radio station will be adding to its stable of on-air talent none other than . . . Jim Donnan.
Jim Donnan, for crying out loud? Did it ever occur to the folks at 680 The Fan that maybe we fired this guy for a reason? At least Ray Goff had a likeable personality; Jim Donnan is surly in addition to being inarticulate. This is why I gave him his own rule in The E.S.P.N. "College GameDay" Drinking Game.
Look, I supported Coach Donnan as long as I could, but his removal was the right thing to do and it is best for all concerned for that chapter to remain closed. Putting Jim Donnan on the air in the Peach State is a bad call and whichever 680 The Fan employee green-lighted this idea needs to start looking for a new job better suited to his ability level . . . like maybe one that involves asking me, "Do you want fries with that, sir?"
How exactly does this guy still feel welcome in Georgia? Didn't the tarring and feathering or the hanging in effigy send enough of a message?
That's the bad news. This, though, is the good news: approximately at 5:45 p.m. Georgia time yesterday afternoon, a reader in Chicago became the 20,000th visitor to Dawg Sports.
My thanks go out to him, and to the rest of you, for taking the time to drop by Dawg Sports for a look.