Friday, February 20, 2009

I'm back, baby!

Hey there, friends. I'm finally (and perhaps sadly) back from a great trip. I've got a bunch of pictures from Spring Training (the boring stretching and warm up parts since games haven't yet begun). I'm almost done editing them but I will have them up here for viewing by the end of the weekend.

I can tell you first hand: PFP is as boring as you think, but watching a 6'10" Andrew Brackman try to get low for a bunted ball is almost comical. Like a stork picking up a pebble while running.

We unfortunately never got to hook up with Eric Hacker, though we yelled a bit and I think he acknowledged us with a quick wave. I can't fault him; he's trying to make the team not new friends in the stands. Maybe another time when we can weasel an autographed ball or two!

We did get, as you saw, a nicely autographed ball signed by Goose, which was nice.

The ballpark looked great and it was a crisp sunny day. Thankfully, we were out of there and back riding roller coasters by the time the ARod mess conference began. I am glad I was away and not dissecting his half-truths and stuff.

I'll get to that at some point, but maybe you're as sick of it as I am. Tell me if you want me to just "move on" and I will happily skip it.


Osmodious said...

I have a theory I'm considering...the media is going off the deep and on this ARod thing on purpose: to burn us out on the whole steroid thing completely. Maybe they figure if they turn us off so completely, which is how many people feel about it, then they can move on to the important stuff.

Perhaps that's giving 'the media' more credit than they deserve. Oh well...anyway, I vote for moving on (this is shaping up to be an interesting season, lots of good teams out there!).

Zach Sanders said...

Can't wait to see some photos. I can just imagine Brackman fielding, and it does sound comical.

Marc said...

ZI'm all for the roid stuff going away. Let's focus on the season!!!

Josh said...

...O say does that star spangled banner yet wave. O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Play Ball!

Alex K said...

Please move on. I've gotten to the point that when the conversation starts on the radio or T.V. the station automatically changes.