Saturday, May 12, 2007

A few random thoughts (that is what's in the title of this blog, right?):

- It must be great to be Steve Jobs. How else could you get away with saying this at yesterday's Apple shareholder meeting when asked about the difficulties in expanding the company's engineering talent pool:

“I wish developing great products was as easy as writing a check,” Jobs said. “If so, then Microsoft would have great products.”

- Speaking of Apple, one of the Mac rumor sites posted a poorly sourced story about a forthcoming 6th generation iPod that would use the touch screen interface of the iPhone: essentially an iPhone without the phone capabilities. Shares of Apple stock shot up 3% on the rumor. Apple declined to comment on upcoming product releases (as they always do), but said they didn't have anything planned in the next few days.

That said, if Apple did come out with such a product, I would be running straight to my local Apple Store to buy one.

- The Milwaukee Brewers are my National League team for this year. The Brewers have built an exciting team for the first time in about two decades. They have very good pitching, led by Olympic Hero Ben Sheets, World Series Hero Jeff Suppan, Chris Capuano and Francisco Cordero. Their dynamic offense is powered by guys like Bill Hall, Rickie Weeks, Prince Fielder (who looks just like his dad, and his homers travel just as far) and JJ Hardy. If you haven't heard a lot about these guys, you will. They could be this year's Tigers.

- Can we really be 7.5 games up on the Yankees on May 12 (going into the Yankee's late game in Seattle tonight)? And why does the year "1978" go off in my head every time I start to get overconfident?



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