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Comment from: Mary [Visitor]
Um.... Chris.... I think it's you that doesn't get daylight savings time... In the fall, DST ends, which means that Arizona is now on the same page as the rest of the country. In the spring, DST begins for the rest of the country, which gives us more sunlight in North Carolina after 7PM, so I can get in a quick 9 after work; while if I worked in AZ, I'd be SOL, since even in that sunny state, I'd be hard-pressed to get 9 holes in before 6:30AM, and sunset happens earlier in the evening. Been in AZ during the time of year that the rest of the country was on DST; got up with the sunrise at 5:30; and packed up the outdoor sporting equipment by 7:30 - NOT FUN.....
2005-10-31 @ 13:54
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Like a Visa commerical ... priceless.
2005-11-02 @ 22:27
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Member] Email
Mary, usually you'd be dead right to question any journalist's grasp of math. But on this one, you're as lost as Cindy Crawford at Harvard.

Let me break it down for you, as the kids say. When it's 6 p.m. in Arizona, it's 5 p.m. in Las Vegas, California and every other place on the West Coast. Hence when it's getting dark, it's an hour later on Zona's clocks.

And if you claim to have been playing at 7 p.m. in North Carolina this time of year, you're living in the fourth dimension. I've been in NC this time of year many times. It's already dark by 5:15, latest.

2005-11-04 @ 09:10
Comment from: Wayne [Visitor]
AZ is not on the west coast, Chris. The reason it's an hour later on AZ's clock at sundown in California, is because it's a different time zone - Mountain Standard Time. AZ doesn't turn the clock back in the Fall because they never turned it forward in the Spring. It gets dark an hour later in CA than in AZ - hence the time zone change - get it? Mary never said she played in NC at 7pm THIS time of year - read it again.
2005-11-11 @ 14:50
Comment from: john [Visitor]
i agree 100% chris i live in ny and cant play this time of year but still its depressing going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark
i say the heck with falling back farmers have not needed this in 100 years
2005-11-18 @ 13:05
Comment from: Jeff [Visitor]
I can't figure out what's funnier: that you don't realize Arizona never "springs forward" to DST at all, or that you argued with Mary about it after she pointed it out to you.

The rest of the country has one more hour of sunshine on summer evenings. Then we sync back up with Arizona in the fall. You're misunderstanding that.
2005-11-28 @ 13:34
Comment from: Pipes [Visitor]
Pure comedy...

Sorry Chris, you've got it backwards. Arizona actually gets darker earlier than the rest of the country during DST. In the Midwest during the summer you can play golf until almost 9:00 pm.
2005-11-28 @ 13:43
Comment from: Viperwerks [Visitor]
This article reads like a Rosanne Rosanna Dana skit, only without the "Nevermind".
2005-11-28 @ 14:24
Comment from: Kid Creole [Visitor]
Have you guys ever even been in Arizona? It's hot and sunny year round. What do you think generates these conditions, if not the year round continuous savings of daylight.

How can you argue with the science?

Mr. Baldwin, I love your column, and agree with you. I would recommend talking to your web administrator about banning IP addresses.
2005-11-28 @ 15:06
Comment from: PipesSwallowsMyLoad [Visitor]
Don't let the haters keep you down, Chris. You display a wisdom that defies logic and reason, let alone facts.
2005-11-28 @ 16:18
Comment from: DrawDaBall [Visitor]
Arizona is truly great, in the fact that science there defies logic. I love getting to play golf there all day. Why, just last week, it was 2:00am, and the sun was shining bright, and I was banging balls out on the range, sweating up a storm. Why would anyone live outside Arizona is beyond me. Viva' Arizona!
2005-11-28 @ 16:38
Comment from: Leeroy Jenkins [Visitor]
The ONLY cool thing about Arizona is that Stewie lives there. The rest of them are tards.
2005-11-28 @ 19:33
Comment from: jeff [Visitor]
You're giving stewie too much credit.

Unless stewie is responsible for singlehandedly conserving hours of sunlight in a state that doesn't observe DST. He told me he recycles, so it's possible.
2005-11-28 @ 20:38
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Visitor]
Yes, yes, you are all hilarious. I stand by my facts and all the "science" behind them. When you guys get your own golf blog, I'll be sure to leave scintillating comments that deal with your facts like you've dealt with mine....
2005-11-28 @ 21:22
Comment from: Kid_Creole [Visitor]
Mr. Baldwin, don't take these guys too seriously. I love your blog, it's the best on the internet. On my list of favorite things, it comes between kittens and breakfast cereal with too much sugar, i.e. Cap'n Crunch, although I don't like the sand paper mouth after eating it, but that's a different list.

As exhibit A in the question of who we should believe, I submit these jokers' screen names. Pipes, and obvious juvenile reference to the mail anatomy. Judging from the tone of the post, it's probably some guy suffering from Napoleon syndrome. ViperWerks? Umm, snakes are about as cool as ninjas, and just as mature. Sounds like the kind of guy who pops a thousand boners then flips out.

I really wish you'd talk to someone about banning IPs.

By the way, I left my real email address. Feel free to contact me if you would like to talk seriously about combining efforts on a golf blog. I would love it, as I don't have much else to do here with my 20 minutes of daily internet time in prison.
2005-11-28 @ 23:25
Comment from: Alec Baldwin [Visitor]
you are a skidmark on the baldwin family briefs. at least the rest of us graduated from high school before getting coked out of our minds. get a clue.
2005-11-28 @ 23:39
Comment from: Jeff [Visitor]
To be fair, you do say in your article "the question isn't why has Arizona chosen to ignore this rollback to darkness. It's why haven't other golf meccas caught on after all these years."

It's a good thing that's not the question, because you clearly wouldn't know the answer. (hint again: Arizona ignores the rollback because they are already there. They didn't spring forward.)

The answer to why other golf meccas haven't caught on after all these years is, um, well, because they DID spring forward and therefore they have to go back to standard time. You can't keep springing forward every year and never go back. Then you'd be in the future, like George Jetson.

Are you caught up yet?
2005-11-28 @ 23:40
Comment from: Pipes [Visitor]
If anyone is keeping track, Cindy Crawford went to Northwestern, then left after being discovered by a modeling scout. US News has NW listed as a "Most Selective" school. I'm guessing she wouldn't have been that lost at Harvard.
2005-11-28 @ 23:45
Comment from: Chris Baldwin [Visitor]
Mr. Kid_Creole:

My mother taught me that a true friend is one that supports you no matter what. Though you are incarcerated, you are trying to help me here and I just want you to know that I appreciate it and consider you my new friend.

However, as I already have a golf blog, I'm not sure if I need a collaborator. Perhaps this could be a good opportunity for you to start your own? Are you allowed to own golf clubs in jail? Do jails have a large enough yard to make a practice hole or green? If so, then maybe you could start a website for those in jail that wish to start (or continue) playing golf. I checked to see if golfersinjail.com is available and it is (as a possible suggestion for a website name).

Good luck in the future -- if you need a reference when you get out, drop me a line.

To my naysayers:

When you travel and play golf as much as I do, you learn to appreciate the light and warmth of the sun. As such, I have done extensive study on the features of the sun and its effects on the environment and human nature. It would be very possible for California, Arizona, Florida, Michigan and New York (five of the largest golf states) to adhere to Standard Time year long and so not rollback in the fall thus giving the majority of golfers that extra needed hour in the fall and winter.

Enjoy your time in the dark, fellas....
2005-11-29 @ 00:09
Comment from: adidasthewhitejackrussell [Visitor]
maybe Cindy Crawford would be lost at Harvard, I mean, maybe she's never been there. I've never been there and if you plunked me down in the middle of campus and told me to go to the law library, I'd be lost. And I don't even have a mole and my legs aren't that hot. I think Harvard is a few hours ahead of Arizona, when are they going to get a clue?
2005-11-29 @ 00:17
Comment from: Leeroy Jenkins [Visitor]
Stewie IS responsible for the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars. And, if he'll have me, hopefully we can be married in the 10pm Arizona sunshine.
2005-11-29 @ 00:31
Comment from: Seamus Maximus [Visitor]
You ain't the brightest blogger out there, but you is entertaining in your own unintentional way.

You should blog about how nickles are better than dimes because they are bigger.
2005-11-29 @ 00:59
Comment from: yougottabekiddingme [Visitor]
"To my naysayers:

When you travel and play golf as much as I do, you learn to appreciate the light and warmth of the sun. As such, I have done extensive study on the features of the sun and its effects on the environment and human nature. It would be very possible for California, Arizona, Florida, Michigan and New York (five of the largest golf states) to adhere to Standard Time year long and so not rollback in the fall thus giving the majority of golfers that extra needed hour in the fall and winter.

Enjoy your time in the dark, fellas...."

um, like everyone else has already pointed out--right now IS standard time, not in the summer. It is possible you have cemented yourself as the biggest tool on the internet with your repeated postings trying to defend your stupidity. It is in the SUMMER that Arizone differs. Right now, the ENTIRE US is on the same time. I'm not sure whether this is funny or just sad. Can't wait for the mea culpa when you realize that you have become the laughingstock of the internet. Just watch the page views go up on this. The link is spreading like wildfire. Nothing like the internet to expose your stupidity to the world. Congrats!!
2005-11-29 @ 10:26
Comment from: S-Limey [Visitor]
"The rest of the country are morons"

Well, at least you got one thing right :)
2005-11-29 @ 11:03
Comment from: ChrisIsRetarded [Visitor]
DST is during the summer! It starts during the spring and ENDS during the fall. So throughout the winter, Arizona is on the SAME time as everyone else. And Arizona is not in the same time zone as Cali, retard.
2005-11-29 @ 11:43
Comment from: Captain Crunch [Visitor]
So why does it stay hot at night then, it is clearly warmer in Arizona at night thatn it is in San Diego...explain that one Einstien (he didn't go to Harvard either)
2005-11-29 @ 12:21

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