Today's groovy offhand Joe Maddon quote.

Watching ESPN this morning, I saw Rays manager Joe Maddon being interviewed about the distractions that come along with going to the World Series, stuff like a barrage phone messages and texts and ticket requests. He was smiling, not complaining.

Amid all this, he says, "A lotta folks back at the pad."

I love it. To translate for those of you unfamiliar with Beat-era hipster slang, that means: A lot of people are staying at my house."

"Back at the pad." Beautiful. Keep 'em coming, Joe.

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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