DAILY DIRT: March, and all of its craziness, is right around the corner

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Daily Dirt for Monday, Feb. 27, 2023

I think Garrison Keillor nailed this one. Please read on … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 538 of The Daily Dirt.

1. The weather forecast for this week is about what we would expect for the arrival of March.

We’ll be seeing some sunshine, some overcast skies, some chilly weather and probably even some snow.

There is no other month quite like March, thank goodness. Here are a few famous observations that do a good job of capturing the month named for the Roman god of war (that would be Mars, to save you a Google search):

Gold medal: “March is the month God created to show people who don’t drink what a hangover is like.” ― Garrison Keillor.

Silver medal: “March 4th, the only day that’s also a sentence.” – John Green.

Bronze medal: “Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.” — Anita Krizzan.

2. This week we’re going to to provide a daily look at five celebrities you may not realize are still alive. 

  • Barbara Eden, 92: Yep, “The I Dream of Jeannie” girl will still with us and going strong.
  • Max Baer Jr., 85: He’s the last of the original “Beverly Hillbillies.”
  • Angie Dickinson, 91: She’s arguably best known for her roles in “Dressed to Kill” and 1970s TV program “Police Woman.”
  • Kris Kristofferson, 86: After all of these years, the man can still sing.
  • Richard Roundtree, 80: That cat Shaft is still a bad mother. (Shut yo’ mouth!)

3. Here’s one man’s opinion on the most overpaid MLB players going into the 2023 season:

  • 1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, $32 million: This season is Miggy’s swan song, and despite the fact he was once a great player, he has been a shadow of his former self for the past six years.
  • 2. Anthony Rendon, Angels: $38.6 million: Since 2021, the injury-plagued Rendon has appeared in just 105 games. To justify this contract, Rendon would need to hit 85 home runs this season.
  • 3. Patrick Corbin, Nationals, $24.5 million: At one time, the left-hander was highly regarded. No longer. He’s been little more than cannon fodder the past two years.
  • 4. Madison Bumgarner, Diamondbacks, $23 million: He’s 33 now, and his days as an ace are long gone.
  • 5. Kris Bryant, Rockies, $28 million: Injuries and Father Time are making it highly unlikely he’ll ever enjoy a bountiful season in Colorado.

Steve Thought O’ The Day — WebMD.com reports that flu season generally runs from December through February. Well, apparently I beat the deadline.

Steve Eighinger writes daily for Muddy River News. He’s just talkin’ about Shaft.

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