Thursday, March 26, 2009

What Dreams May Come

I had a dream last night that I was watching a Dodgers game (at a stadium, but it didn't look like Dodger Stadium), and they were making a big comeback. I came in when they were down 7-6, but the Dodgers had clawed back from 7-2 down. In the inning after the comeback, Jason Schmidt hit a two-out double. Suddenly, it was my turn to bat. I saw my name up on the board, and for some reason I was barefoot so I was struggling to put my shoes on so I could get up to the plate. But somehow, my turn never actually came. In the dream, I blamed Torre for messing with the lineup enough so that I would never get the chance to bat.

I don't know what that means, exactly, but I'm taking it as a sign that I should step up to the plate, if you will, and start writing again. I mean, the season starts in ten days, so it's about time I get back in the swing of things. Spending three months on a tropical island is no excuse for laziness. Or maybe it is. The point is, I'm back.

I will not preview the teams. I haven't paid enough attention thus far to attempt to analyze either of my teams. That said, here are the bullet points I can think of off the top of my head:

  • I'm glad Curt Schilling retired. He's not going to be out of the news, I'm sure, but at least I don't have to worry about rooting for that self-righteous blowhard anymore.
  • I'm worried about Boston's offense without Manny, even though they made it to the ALCS without him last season. All I can do is pray that Ortiz and Lowell are healthy, and that Youkilis and Pedroia have great years again. I don't know how the Yankees will be this year, but having Mark Teixeira certainly isn't going to hurt them.
  • The Dodgers are having issues in the pitching department. This is a concern.

I think it's going to be a struggle for me to watch games for the first part of this season. I have DirecTV in my apartment down here, but I don't know if I can get the owner to add Extra Innings. We'll see. If not, I'll have to get the MLB.tv online package, and then hope that the internet can hold up so I can actually see the games. I'm moving into a different apartment on April 1, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the signal at the new place will be better than it is in my current abode. If not, I'm in trouble.

I showed you my prom picture in an earlier post, and you clamored for more. Well, your wish is my command, so here are pictures from my trip to Florida and my first week in Puerto Rico (click to go to another site to see the pictures in a larger format). Hope you enjoy them.


2 comments:

Bruce Paine said...

That dog is...look (sigh), thats a...


I hope you enjoy San Juan.

Erin said...

Are you making fun of my dog? I realize she's small and chihuahua-ish, but she's a rescue. And a mutt. With more terrier than chihuahua. Plus? She's awesome.