Before I launch into today’s thoughts, a big THANK YOU to everyone who sent kind words to me yesterday, both in the blogosphere and real life. They were helpful to hear. The day turned out far better than anticipated. Quick wrap up: 1. Job scenario is looking like the psycho company got the hint during the telecon and life may be a bit quieter now on that front. 2. Sitter is fine. No one is sure why she experienced what she did yesterday but the doctor said not to worry. 3. Liquor license transfer was declined to the party that was applying for it, which hopefully means it will become available for application in the near future.
And now, a little baseball…Hello Josh Hamilton!! I don’t know about anyone else, but I went to bed thinking he had that Home Run Derby in the bag… surprise, surprise. And what a great story with regards to his batting practice pitcher. What an arm on him. I bet he’s sore this morning…. I didn’t really get overly excited about the HR Derby this year because no one that I really was excited to watch was in it. No offense to the guys who were but let’s be honest, the big draws are those DH’s that we all know and love. I am however looking forward to watching the game itself.
And one little Barry Bonds jab, because clearly he’s desperately seeking employment – despite the fact that he’s more than likely going to jail in under a year. And while there’s “no official” grievance that’s been filed, Team Bonds is concerned because there have been no offers since he’s become a free agent. Um, hello?. Do you really think that any All American & Apple Pie baseball team wants the negative press that’s going to come along with this incarceration? That’s not collusion my friends, that’s common sense!
"It's called talent. I just have it. I can't explain it. You either have it or you don't." – Barry Bonds
I have another quote for you Barry. It’s called “Steroids. You either do them – or you don’t” – Most of society.
Does he have a God-given ability? Absolutely. But so do hundreds of other baseball players – and they didn’t cheat to showcase them or break records either. I have some advice for you Barry – and maybe Brett Favre could heed this as well, though not notorious or infamous – but egomaniacal just the same. Know when it’s your time to go. Exit quietly, and revel in what you had. Age gracefully. Keep whatever dignity you have (or in Barry’s case, thinks he has). Everything has it’s season – and yours has passed. Say goodbye, and let it go….