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Monday Extravaganza Open Thread- Big Moe Memorial Edition

American culture has lost another great voice. R.I.P. Kenneth Moore, aka "Big Moe". Dead at the age of 33.

Townsman of a stiller town...

Moe appears to be at least the second rapper to succomb the ravages of obesity. He is preceeded in death by fellow large men the Notorious B.I.G. and Big Pun. He will be best remembered for his two drug-related hits, "Barre Baby" and "Purple Stuff".

At this moment, I'm reminded of Gray's Elegy:

For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn,
Or busy housewife ply her evening care:
No children run to lisp their sire's return,
Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share,

Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield,
Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke;
How jocund did they drive their team afield!
How bow'd the woods beneath their sturdy stroke!


As we mourn Big Moe, the sports world kindly offers us an action packed night, with Game Three of the ALCS (temps in the high 50s) and Game Four of the NLCS (temps in the high 30s) paired off against Monday Night Football. According to AZ Snakepit, Melvin is not starting Webb tonight, instead going with Micah Owings. Is Owings mormon? I'd bet dollars to donuts he is.  

- In other news Beyond the Boxscore pays homage to Jason Smith.

- While new manager speculation continues at the official site. Who will be the new manager of the Kansas City Royals in 2007? We'll likely hear very little, then there will be a flurry of interviews, then an out-of-the-blue announcement. Your guess is as good as mine, but I think we can rule out ex-famous types like Bobby Valentine or Joe Torre.


Go Diamondbacks!! Western Kansas has never been more susceptible to the whorish attractions offered by the Rockies. We must hold the western front!