Friday, February 13, 2009

take a deep breath

Now that we have no second baseman, either someone will step up and prove himself capable during Spring Training, or they'll start shopping for a fit outside the organization. Reasonable, right? (That's my new dogma, by the way. Reason over lunacy. I'm trying it out. I'll let you know how it goes. 

Ohmmmm... everything will be fine. Ohmmmm... there's no sense dwelling in the past. Ohmmmm... true peace must come from within.)

Something about this feels unnatural and uncomfortable. I'm sure Skip will make a great segunda base, but it may take a while for me to adjust to seeing him in the infield. (Just so you know, I totally stole this pic from STLtoday and their photographer.) I'm glad the club and "the arm" were able to overcome their differences and settle on a figure. I'm curious who blinked first, but I don't suppose it really matters. It does give me little more hope that they'll be able to settle with Ludwick, though, too. 

I'm going to take a pass on making anymore comments about the A-Rod/steroids situation for two reasons: (1) the whole thing outrages me for a variety of reasons, and (2) I do believe it has been covered. I know you're disappointed. 

Moving on.... Pitchers and catchers officially report tomorrow, although it sounds like a lot of players (obviously including Skip) are already in Jupiter and starting to work. It's nice to hear all the reports coming out of Florida, it makes me feel warm. Hopefully February and March will fly by, and April will be here before we know it! (Not that I don't enjoy ST or anything....) Stay positive!