This one's from Chez Zipay, where I am simultaneously cleaning the porch and working on some pre-draft material before leaving for L.A. next Wednesday. Now that's multi-tasking.

                Speaking of which, thanks again to all who took the time to contribute to yesterday's mock draft 2, which cruised along---hardly at mach speed---but has generated more than 4,000 page views so far.  Laggards can check the first-round picks below.

               Expect to be speaking with NYR draft czar Gordie Clark tomorrow, so stay tuned for news on that front as well. 

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               What else? Summer reads: "Rain Gods" by James Lee Burke, "Company" by  Max Barry, "Cutting for Stone", Abraham Verghese....

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                It's a day for live cuts on the Ipod:

              "Get What You Deserve", Derek Trucks (Live at Acme in Mamaroneck) "Sweet Little Thing", Bonnie Raitt;  "Factory Girl", Stones;  "Ballerina", Van Morrison at the Hollywood Bowl; Dr. John, "Such a Night" (Mountain Stage); "I Shot the Sheriff", Eric Clapton in Belfast....

              Later...

              and please remember, for real-time news and commentary from New York to Cali (hope there's no quakes during the draft) and beyond, as always, join in at  twitter.com/stevezipay

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