Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Guga Heartland

He wore his blue and yellow tennis shirt -- the same one when he won his first clay court title at Roland Garros in 1997 (he later changed to a white tee). But on May 25, Gustavo Kuerten needed more than luck. He gave an A effort but clearly the strength and speed wasn't there anymore. Guga fell in three sets to Paul Henri Mathieu.

But before the match got underway, he drew a heart on the clay to signify his love for playing in Paris and to say that he played with his heart on his short blue and yellow sleeves. There were 15,000 people on hand to watch this emotional game that lasted a little over an hour. But that's worth a lifetime of memories.

Thanks, Guga!

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