February 1, 2008
In the wonderful words of Pants Optional,
Remember that time we stayed up till like 6 in the morning during the Winter Meetings expecting a deal to get down? Remember when the Twins got Lester’s medicals and we thought it was done? Remember the never-ending doldrums since? Ahhh, good times.
Yes. I do remember. I stayed up quite late (not really 6 AM, but between 2 and 4–and then got up at 6:30 for school) for three nights in a row and left believing a deal would go down within maybe a week. I actually first heard about it in late November. Now it’s late January and the deal deadline is tomorrow at 5 PM.
I just hope the freakin’ thing is resolved within the next 17 or so hours. It’s been months and this is all the baseball talk I’ve had to cling on to… except for the whole steroids controversy (to which I say: “SHUT UP, MR. CLEMENS.”).
14 days until pitchers and catchers report.