Do It…

February 11, 2008

Jon Lester, this year, reporting early for Spring Training…

Marc Beaudin/News-Press. Thanks, Kelly.

Dice-K, at a workout in early October…

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And the pair of them, at the Rolling Rally…

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I saw A, immediately thought of B, and immediately thought of C. I think I spend too much time looking at pictures like these.

I already suck at posting.

February 9, 2008

Ah, well. I promise I’ll post more.

I can’t say much about Schilling that hasn’t already been said. I hope he gets better, I don’t think it’s a total bomb if he never pitches again. I definitely want the guy to come back this year, but it isn’t as if Beckett needs his right arm amputated.

In other news, IT’S TRUCK DAY!

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Today I officially begin posting my promised tidbits. Any people who look at this may have already seen them, but whatever. I’ve decided that, since pitchers and catchers report on Thursday (an infuratingly close 5 days–I can nearly taste it!), I’ll start the tidbitting (I have officially invented this word as of right now) with a strange picture included in the Globe’s Truck Day album

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I can’t imagine why this was here, unless Pedroia finally decided to return Jeff Francis’s dignity. (Just kidding. I like Francis.)

I had a nice long post all typed up and then WordPress went and flipped out on me.

Basically, I’m glad Santana’s in the NL, I’m glad Sean “Mr. Nice Guy” Casey is on our team, and Jacoby Ellsbury is good-looking. Also, what is Beckett throwing here?

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11 days until pitchers and catchers report.


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.

Cue teeth-gnashing.

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.