Saturday, December 6, 2008

I hate the Hot Stove.

It's Saturday night and I've spent the last 4 hours watching Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall in what might be the greatest Western ever told.

All the while I've been checking wondering if Tek had re-signed or if the Sox had traded Mikey Lowell in order to sign Mark Texiera. For a guy who welcomes change about as much as I look forward to hurricane season, this time of year is my version of Gitmo torture.

I HATE the offseason; I sit around obsessing over what the Yankees are going to do and all the while wonder why the Red Sox won't do the same. And every year Theo proves to me he's WAY smarter than I am and always makes the right move.

All that said, it still doesn't help me out when I try to explain to Ang why I've got 14 notebooks worth of scenarios buried in the back yard and why I'm sticking pins in a Hank Stienbrenner voodo doll.

I'm making a mental note to have her watch my pre-2004 dvd's tomorrow just so she sort of gets the idea of where I'm coming from.


Tex said...

its Christmas season...shouldnt you focus on what its about instead of baseball? ;)

Brenken said...

I'm not a fan of westerns but I loved Lonesome Dove.
I have a love/hate relationship with the Hot Stove season.
You never know if you're going to end up incredibly excited about the signing of a new player or down in the dumps because your favorite player has been dumped.
Just remember, In Theo We Trust.

Ted D said...

Tex, there are still 3 weeks to go. You gotta pace yourself with these things. Although not as long as you do between posts. ;)

Brenken, I know; the time between the end of the World Series and the first game in April drives me nuts.

Tex said...

Yah..I know Im a blogslacker. My real life has just sucked my muse dry. Believe me...nothing I would write about would be entertaining to many. I barely keep my head above water right now. My focus is finding a new place to live and put money back to move. Ive told all...there will be no christmas presents this year.

Ted D said...

//there will be no christmas presents this year.//

::hands Ciera, Rakes, and Trot a tissue and breaks the news that Auntie Tex isn't sending gifts this year::

Tex said...

MY Presence IS everyone's present :)

I really have been trying to figure out how to make the trip and when and how long...

Ted D said...

You know you've got a standing invitation, Tex. Just let me know.