I used the word kvetch in my headline. If you don’t know what it means look it up in your online urban dictionary.
OK, here goes with the kvetch.
I like the Oakland Tribune. You should know that. We get three newspapers at home, real paper newspapers — The Oakland Trib, the Chron and the Sunday NY Times.
I always start with the sports section while Mrs. Cohn Zohn reads the news. Hey, I’m a sportswriter. In the Trib, I love to read Poole and Kawakami and Purdy and Marcus Thompson on the Warriors and Jerry McDonald and Steve Corkran on the Raiders and Cam Inman on the 49ers and Joe Stiglich on the A’s. I could go on and if I left anybody out, forgive me. The point is I really like the Oakland Tribune.
For reasons I can’t understand the Trib stopped delivering at home on Mondays to residents in my neighborhood — I think it’s all of Oakland, actually. You can buy the paper in a rack, but they won’t deliver it even though I pay for 7 days a week. OK, I can live with that, but I do find it odd.
That brings me to today. It is Monday but it also is Memorial Day. And people are home reading the paper. The Oakland Tribune was not in my driveway this morning — the Chron was. And that means, even though it’s like a Sunday, the Trib stuck to its Monday rule and didn’t deliver. The Trib should have made an exception this one Monday. Too bad, I really wanted to read the paper paper.
I’ll be back at you later from AT&T Park where I’ll be writing about the Giants game. Unlike the Trib, I deliver on Memorial Day.