Yes, saw Mr. D on Saturday at Trackside. Made my day worthwhile as I lost on all the Hawthorne races.
How can anyone lose on Hawthorne races? All you have to do is figure out which horse is going to get to the early lead, and then it is over with, right? Everyone should be pulling down $$$ hand over fist. Just get some cheap pace figures and you could be the next Pittsburgh Phil.
What was Mr. D doing in the house? Threat of some local OTB competition motivate him to stop in and check out the rumors that some Trackside customers might not be entirely happy with his facility? APCD Dan did you get to talk to him, and say, "(cough, cough) PLEASE Mr. D make a real non-smoking area upstairs?" Or was he there to see what things looked like on the day John Frank shut down racing everywhere?