Thursday, February 26, 2009

A-Rod's Spring Training Debut: Sign of Things to Come?

First of all I just want to give a big shout-out to "The Flagrant Fan", for mentioning me on his blog and also for being the reason I love the game of baseball. Now on to your irregularly scheduled program...

"A-Rod hits homer in spring training debut". Those are the words used earlier in's story about his spring training debut. Hours later this is how the headline for basically the same story read: "A-Rod hits homer in debut, leaves in cousin's SUV". To me that seems to be an omen of things to come. No matter how he performs this year, the scandal will worm it's way in.

It will be interesting to see how it plays out this season. Yes, he did hit a two-run shot in this game, and he dealt with the boos, and the cat-calling; but let's be honest. No matter how packed a spring-training game can get, it doesn't remotely compare to the crowd at a regular season game (unless you were playing in tampa bay before last year). He will deal with tens of thousands of fans in rival cities then, all playing off this scandal to try to get under his skin. Will he be able to handle it? He is, after all, a person that seems to always strive to be the best, the most loved, and it bothers him when he is not.

As a fan of the game I hope that he does well. Even if it was a PR move to actually fess up, at least he did, which is a lot more than others have done.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Beginning of a New least for me.....

This is the first time I have ever attempted a blog, so please be gentle to the newbie. In fact, if you could just pretend that I'm A-Rod, and you're a New York sportswriter trying to protect my fragile psyche, before making comments, that would be great.

Ah who am I kidding? I am writing this mainly for me, to try to get back into writing occasionally, but also to see if my words can actually make an impact on somebody. So in other words, my grammar isn't going to be perfect, my punctuation won't be either, but so be it. Please feel free to praise or criticize (even if it's like Duquette/Clemens style criticizm......course without PED's, Duquette may have been right) this ragtag blog.

I'm going to try to keep this primarily a baseball blog, but sometimes I just might want to wander off into other subjects, hence the name. I can't guarantee that it will always be entertaining, or even intelligent. I also can't guarantee how often I will post. But I can guarantee matter if the blog is short, long, boring, entertaining, or even literate....everything written will be my own words, with no b.s.