Beware the Ides of March
I just hope they don’t cut Matt Szczur today. Just sayin’ – if I’m him, today’s a hump day.
Unfortunately, I have no true post idea for this. I’m rambling, so if you feel like rambling along, read on. I won’t blame you if you want to wait for something more baseball intelligent or heartfelt, as this is likely to be neither.
Walk up songs would be better if we could choose them for each player. We could have some fun with that, but let’s keep Len Kasper out of it. I mean, how much fun would it have been to play “Twisting the night away” for Felix Pie? Right? Or perhaps “Simple Twist of Fate” is a better choice. I’d love to hear the fan reaction if Jake Arrieta came up and they played “Should I stay or should I go?” Maybe “Wish you were here” for Dexter Fowler when he comes to town. Once. Jason Heyward is low-hanging fruit (no, Seymour, that’s NOT a “balls” joke.) For him, it would be easy to suggest “Money for Nothing,” “You think I Ain’t worth a dollar, but I feel like a millionaire” or “Kind of a Drag” but I’ll go with “In the year 2525” because he’ll still be with the team then, right? Javy Baez? “Smooth.” Addison Russell? “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” Maybe if the fearless commissioner comes to a game, they can play “The disregard of Timekeeping” (an old Bonham song.) When the team from St. Louis comes, how about “The Fun Machine took a shit and died” (look it up – Queens of the Stone Age…early 2000’s if memory serves.) I’d love to hear your ideas. Unfortunately, there is not a song called “Throw it to first already!”
Still not loving either spring training or the WBC, although both Twitter and Instagram are constantly trying to blow me up about both. I am, however, getting excited about the SEASON…which isn’t far off. I’m trying to understand my own feelings – do I desperately want them to repeat as bad as I wanted them to win that first one? (I mean in my lifetime, of course.) Kind of. I work out 3 times a week and the guys I work out with at 5am on M-W-F are two Met fans and a Cardinal fan. I TRY not to be an asshole. (Have you met me? It’s not easy.) But…they do push some of the wrong buttons. Met fan #1 says today that the Met pitching will be the thing that guides them to a WS victory. I said, “I can think of at least one OBSTACLE to that.” He says, “it was not an obstacle in 2015.” I say “expletive deleted – how’d last season work out for you? And, by the way, Matt Harvey will look good in a Yankee uniform soon. And how are you going to win ANYTHING with a team that can only score two runs a game…and that’s only if Cespedes stays healthy and we know he WON’T.” Anyway. I told you. I’m rambling today.
Do what you have to do to join us in San Diego. It’ll be a great time and worth it. Even with CAPS there. You’ll all know which day of the week you born on when you leave.
I’m heading to Chicago Friday – and will be there through the weekend. I love Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day, and plan to be completely Irish by the end of the night. I may need a complete change of blood Saturday, though. So if you are hanging out in the bars Friday night? Look for me…I look exactly like the avatar, but won’t be wearing a hat or sunglasses. Probably. Nonetheless, buy someone a drink…it’s good karma.