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Good morning, folks...

I’ve been out there checking around for Texas Rangers news this morning, and, well...

Over at Fangraphs, David Laurila has his Sunday notes column up.

In non-baseball news, author Anne Rice has died. I’m a fan of a lot of Anne Rice’s work, though like Norman Mailer, while her best work is transcendent, she also has written a fair amount of really terrible books, as well. The first time I made that comparison, the listener was horrified that I would compare Anne Rice to Norman Mailer, but I think for this limited purpose the comparison is apt — their best work is among my favorite things I’ve ever read, they’ve both written a lot of things I’ve enjoyed, and they’ve also written some of my least favorite books either — terrible, and very long.

In any case, I named my daughter, Rowan, after the main character of Anne Rice’s “The Witching Hour.” Or at least I got the name from the main character — I’m not sure I would say I named her after Rowan Mayfair, the neurosurgeon/witch who is the protagonist in that book (as well as the two sequels, which fall in the “unbelievably, painfully bad” category), particularly given Rowan Mayfair’s career arc — but that’s semantics.