There were some surprises in Surprise!, AZ this morning with a big storm. I had one of those too. But I didn’t have adoring fans watching my every move. I was just trying to balance my florescent green water bottle (hey, no comments. I never lose it) and my notebook and my papers and my recently-upgraded-to-become-more-giant handbag.
The 2011 season is starting to feel like home, now that Ryan Braun has stuck his foot firmly in his mouth. His honesty is refreshing, but he still seems to be in some sort of blissful ignorance that “to be honest with you” is not really a known phrase in contact between Major Leaguers and the press. Last year may have been miserable, but his statement still felt a little off.
And another case where honesty went a little awry… chapter 500 of the Michael Young saga started today when he arrived at camp. As previously stated, I am in the We Are So Puzzled We Are Not Even Going There phase with Young and I am sticking to that. Young has his game face back on and I get the sense that whatever goes down from now on in that saga is going to be behind tightly closed doors. Although Jon Daniels still seemed a little miffed about, you know, “his integrity being questioned”. Who knows? Maybe we’ll get a little more soap opera before the end.
CJ Wilson may be in danger of losing his Best Hair crown from this photo, but that food is making me stare for a long, long time. So that’s what they eat! Lucky MLBers.
Photo is from Derek Holland’s Twitter account, @dutch_oven45. Just to clarify that I am not in Arizona, stalking CJ.