My Morning in Exile

Conversation I had with a coworker yesterday:

Him: So, who are the Braves going to draft?

Me: No idea.

Him: [mildly mocking me] Really? And you call yourself a fan?

I quickly changed the subject. I’m surrounded by football fans in central Ohio who simply don’t understand baseball. I think I’m going to email Rob’s post from yesterday to every one of them. Anyway:

  • I’m not going to lose a lot of sleep wondering how the Red Sox will manage to go on after missing out on Teixeira last winter.
  • Am I happy to see teams mess with prospects’ service time? No. Is it an issue of competitive integrity? No.
  • Smuggling grass into a Phish concert: you’re doing it wrong.
  • The walls . . . it’s as if they’re, they’re . . . CLOSING IN ON ME!
  • Everyone says the Nats will have trouble signing their first round pick. I seriously doubt it.
  • Finally, there’s a fine line between “firey leadership” and “temper tantrum.”

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    themarksmith
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    Melody
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    Re. your co-worker, also check out Joe Posnanski’s SI column on the same subject.  He makes similar points, but with that Joe Posnanski flair.

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    I spent the last few days in Florida watching a lot of baseball, mainly summer showcase leagues for kids wanting a college scholarship or, less likely, a pro draft pick. I also got to see the Detroit v Astros Rookie League game. Which leads up to the folloowing points: 1) I saw AJ Cole, who Keith Law calls the number 1 pitching prospect for the 2010 draft. The kid is 17, a rising senior, and throws 94-96. 2) The thing is, he throws. He isn’t a pitcher. I got to see the rookie league guys. The difference in polish, precision,… Read more »
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