Saturday, January 10, 2009

Back In The Saddle Again

So, I'm back.

I realized with a bit of shock that I hadn't blogged anything since Tuesday. Tuesday? Heavens to Murgatroyd.

So here I am.

The Red Sox have apparently signed Rocco Baldelli and John Smoltz to contracts because, as we all know, it's 2003.

I actually had a pretty good day Wednesday, followed by two pretty awful ones-waves of work-oceans of it-buckets of it. I know, I should be grateful. But there are times when I'd gladly hand you my job, and its attendant paycheck. Thursday and Friday was one of those times.

I have been restlessly moving from book to book, lately. I finished the Baseball Forecaster, and then moved on to Bill Felber's "A Game of Brawl", about the 1897 pennant race. I then drifted again, polishing off a freelance writing project, and finally settled on rereading Roger Angell's "A Pitcher's Story", a baseball autobiography about David Cone. I just finished that minutes ago, and I'm back into "A Game of Brawl" again. I still have "The Savage Detectives" sitting here-it lost me once, but I have been meaning to start it again, and I took down a PJ O'Rourke book, too, but that didn't do much for me, either.

Nothing has grabbed me in a while-not in the way that "Twilight" did.

It's a little more than a month before pitchers and catchers report to spring training.


  1. I started to read Twilight. I'm on pause right now...

    Did you ever see the movie?

  2. No, not as of yet. My wife is adamantly against seeing it, because she is afraid it will ruin the book. She probably has a point. Whether she does or not, I will end up not seeing it, most probably, either way.


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