Checking in from

Sorry about the lack of post the last few weeks, but it has been quiet in the world of baseball. I don’t want to be one of those bloggers that writes something everyday, just for the sake of writing. I want to keep this a baseball blog, so please be patient and keep tuning in. Things will hopefully heat up soon. With that being said, here are some news and notes:

  • How about Hank Steinbrenner doing his best George Steinbrenner impersonation. First, giving the Twins a deadline on the Johan Santana deal. How’d that one work out for you Hank? Secondly, New York has just signed Latroy Hawkins to a one year deal. So let me do the math for the 2008 Yankees: One weak bullpen – Joba + Hawkins + re-signing the aging Mariano Rivera = another lousy season for New York.
  • Only in MLB would a team give Eric Gagne a one year, ten million dollar contract. Maybe the G.M. of the Brewers should have watched some American League baseball last year. Gagne was horrible. He blew every opportunity he had last year in Boston. I wouldn’t have given him a nickel. Although with my luck, Gagne will probably win another Cy Young now that he’s back playing in the Junior Varsity. (N.L.)
  • I’m glad to see the Red Sox haven’t re-signed Doug Mirabelli. I know that he catches the knuckleball well. But there are other guys that can catch it also, and hit higher than .202.
  • How about this week for Red Sox Nation’s favorite player Jacoby Ellsbury. First signing with the anti-christ Scott Boras. Then charging $125 for his autograph. What is he thinking? I would never pay more then five bucks for an autograph from someone with 30 games of major league experience. Now that I think about it, there are maybe five athletes/celebrities that I would pay for an autograph. Here they are in no particular order:
    1. Bill Russell
    2. Ted Williams
    3. Larry Bird
    4. Eddie Vedder
    5. Dylan Hamilton

    Maybe it’s time for Jacoby to stop reading about how great he is, and remember that he is still a rookie.

  • The Red Sox Spring training games are going on sale next week. Have you seen the prices for decent seats? Standing room $10, box seats $26-$46. Why would someone pay $46 bucks for a spring training game? The chances are pretty good that you’ll be watching the 2008 Portland Sea Dogs take the field. I would rather take the $46 dollars and buy season tickets to the Tampa Bay Rays. At least this way I’m guaranteed to see major league players… and the Rays.

Thanks for reading, stay tuned….

7 Responses to “Checking in from”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    I’ll pay you $5 if I can sign anything of yours Mr., but, Scott Boras is taking a 97.9% cut of that.

    -Dylan “My rates may go up for my autographs this spring” Hamilton

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Do you realize I could purchase season tickets for me and whoever I choose to join me for the Tampa Bay (devil) Rays for the price of a jacoby autograph? unreal……..

    Dylan “I heard Jacoby Ellsbury gets an additional $125 dollars when he deposits a check, because he has to sign it” Hamilton

  3. Dave Says:

    Jacoby better be the next Willie Mays considering what he’s charging for his autograph. The extra $125 for when he deposits a check, now that’s genius. Nice one Dylan.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Where did this story come from about him charging for his john hancock?

  5. Dave Says:

    The Boston Globe did a story about it. He did an autograph show in Massachusetts and was charging $125 for a ball, and $150 for any other item. Items not included. I didn’t hear how many people showed up.

  6. Matt McLaughlin Says:

    Johnny Pesky on WEEI last Friday claimed that Jacoby is the next Ted Williams. I almost choked on my Dunkin Donuts coffee.

    Pesky knows the game, the players and more about the Red Sox history than all of the Globe and Herald writers combined. He lived through 75% of it! But to say at the nice ripe senile age of oh “he belongs in SW Florida Full Time” I dont find much merit in that at all.

    Oh, speaking of Sox, Ive been watching NESN, there is an all night marathon of the Sox Classics from O7. I watched the game from Sept 11th where they scored their season high 16 runs agains the Rays, the new Champions AGAIN DVD they showed on NESN, Worth picking up, (1-800-9-REDSOX) for that one. And now were onto the Twins game where they clinched the East on
    (9/28). It feels good to know that in 40 someodd days, the Sox are back. Dave, you should find a way to do a countdown ticker on the main page until Pitchers and Catchers report. That day cant come soon enough.

  7. Dave Says:

    Thanks for the Massachusetts Sox update. As for the Pesky comments, I don’t see how Ellsbury can be compared to Williams after only playing in 33 games. I do hope that he is right though. I’ll work on the ticker, thanks for the suggestion.

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