Friday, November 30, 2007

What I want from us is empty our minds/We fake the thoughts, and fracture the times

Black armband for Baseball
Today I am hypothetically packing up my Minnesota Twins baseball t-shirts and giant foam finger. I am lovingly folding them whilst wiping the solitary tear away. You may think I am over-reacting but anyone who has spent a millisecond discussing baseball with me will understand. Being neither a “fair weather fan” nor a “part-time fan” this latest blow in off-season trades and rumors is breaking my wee little heart. Well, to the Pohlad’s and Bill Smith’s of this world: You better know what the hell you are doing. Otherwise, my giant foam finger may find a new home (a mild threat, I know.)

The latest trade
Gone: Garza (with his huge potential), Barty, Minor League Pitcher Morlan (instead of Rincon, who Bill Smith says “There is nothing wrong with Juan Rincon, he might pitch Winter Ball. He’s fine.” Oh, Mr. Smith must not have watched the last dozen games he pitched in.)

New: Delmon Young (which should be interesting to watch him interact with the Club. We’ll see if he adds some drama or not, although he says he has matured), Brendan Harris, Jason Pridie

What you think? Is this a “Fair Trade?”

Who is next on the chopping block? Santana? Nathan?Anyone else finding the idea of the new Stadium a little bitter in the mouth?

In conclusion…

Yes, I will continue to watch baseball. Yes, I will continue to go to Twins game. However, I will be watching the front office very closely and thinking of creative new nicknames. Oh, and the office Ass Clown? Well, today we bonded over bitching. I guess one good thing came out of this.

Video Advent Calendar – 26 Days until Christmas
In honor of my shitty baseball mood I chose a song that has swear words in it and you all know how much I love songs with swearing.

Damien Rice – Rootless Tree


John said...

Cheer up! We have a BG sighting!

Baseball_Lipgloss said...

Well, hells bells! That is great news! BatGirl is baaaaaack!

Anonymous said...

I'm sad Barty's leaving too. Now I have to go read Batgirl's take on all this. Yay! She'll probably make me feel better.

Casey said...

I cried like a baby, like a tired, hungry baby.

Katie said...

I distinctly remember at the disappointing end of the season, thinking about the positives I was taking away from the situation, and there weren't THAT many. And two of them were:

Jason Bartlett being more consistently awesome.

Matt Garza showing us that he probably IS "all that and a bag of chips" like we always thought he was going to be.

So much for that.

But BatGirl's return has made me happy again at least!

twinssisters said...

Jason Bartlett being traded to the Devil Rays sucks!! Let's hope Delmon Young can keep his temper under control. I've been pissing and moaning about it since Wednesday night.

Anonymous said...

Do you know what it is like to get off the subway on 5th Avenue and 42nd St., the heart of midtown Manhattan, and coming to the top of the stairs to be greeted with Johan Santana on the back page of the NY Post?

Like this is the fourth time in two weeks. at least.