The Bullpen Session is a weekly round-up of my observations surrounding Cubs baseball and much, much more!
No, I’m not talking about Richard Hidalgo, the long time outfielder of the Houston Astros, but another cowboy-type, Frank T. Hopkins, the professional horseman who claimed to have won more than 400 long distance races. The legendary rider was also an activist for the preservation of the American Mustang.
In 2004, Viggo Mortensen, a favorite actor of mine, played Hopkins’ likeness in the motion picture Hidalgo, based off Hopkins’ life story, and his famous Mustang, Hidalgo.
For whatever reason, I love the film. Enough so that I’ll sit and watch the whole darn thing when it’s on AMC, which seems to be at least once per year. Hidalgo, however, is just one of a few films that ruin my productivity. Dances with Wolves, Open Range, The Godfather…forgetaboutit, I’m hooked!
-Something to get off my chest for my fellow Chicagoans. Stop blaming the city if you’re one of the folks who got stuck on Lake Shore Drive during the blizzard. We knew two days in advance that bad weather was on the way, and by bad weather, I mean a friggin’ blizzard. We also knew the storm was going to hit the city at 3pm, which it did.
I know there are exceptions, but what on earth are you doing driving in the first place, let alone on LSD? Wow, stuck driving in a blizzard? We’re all shocked here in with-it-ness land. Seriously people, wake up!