Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Offseason Blues, by Steve Pellikaan

Offseason Blues
by Steve Pellikaan ©
Published: Baseball Almanac (2003)

It's cold outside. The wind is harsh. There's snow upon the ground. You put on your coat, your gloves, your hat, And go toss the football around.

It's just not the same, though. The session is brief. In no time, you've gone back inside. You turn on the TV, or get on the net, In search of any news they can provide.

You look at the calendar and shake your head. The time is surely not short. You count up the months, the days, the hours, Until pitchers and catchers report.

You dream of Spring with the grass so green, And the temperature on the rise, When the fortunate few get together again, To seek that ultimate prize.

The holidays come and go. Your family takes pride, In the dinners over which they strove. While the turkey is cooking, a smile hits your face. You're reminded of another "hot stove".

The talk of free agents and trades being made Gives you hope for the upcoming year. You dream of the slugger, the pitcher, the coach That this year you'll get to cheer.

So, during this winter, when you're thinking of baseball, And it makes you want to groan. Cheer up. Fans like us can take solace In knowing we aren't alone.

Offseason Blues by Steve Pellikaan (published in Baseball Almanac)

16 Days Until Pitchers/Catchers report

I wonder if this guy has taken his little black skivvy's and goggles off yet?
I hope none of you really believe that his dog chewed up the World Series ball. Think about it, he probably already had baseballs from each of the other series... so to have the WS one as well, makes for quite a nice package for a future little Papelbon to display on his/her mantle someday.
So today's big baseball story is that Johan Santana, as long as he agrees to the deal, will become a MET.
Not a Red Sox. Not a Yankee. A MET.
I would have loved to get this guy, but I don't think it was a must have, so I am honestly not that upset. We didnt have to give up Ellsbury, Lester, or any of our other premier prospects Especially I am not bothered, knowing he is going to the Other New York Team, in the national league, and not the Yankees. Pinstripers have to feel the sting today. Santana should do very well there, and I am grateful that now we don't have to hear Hank Steinbrenner each day release a statement "we want him" "we don't want him". My Met fan friends at work are so psyched. I have to say, I really felt their pain in October. So, so close, yet no cigar. Having to put up with us Red Sox fans every day this fall I am sure was very painful.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Isn't football over YET????

gettin' a bit sick of Brady
we've got our own Boston dynasty
and pitchers and catchers are due to report
in only a few weeks! Time to blow the dust off of this ol' laptop, and start thinking BASEBALL 2008!