Most of the time, it is a huge advantage to be based in the New York area as a sports media scribe.
But there are benefits to being elsewhere. For example, Hoffarth's regular access to Vin Scully in L.A.
Here is a Q&A in which Vin addresses a variety of topics as a new season begins.
Enjoy that, and enjoy the women's championship game tonight. Maybe Stanford will make a halfcourt heave at the buzzer and shock the world.
Or maybe it will bounce harmlessly off the rim.
I am going to write a story about Jim Nantz for the newspaper now.