Things are hopping in the baseball world. This thing they call Fan Fest happened over the weekend, although I wasn’t there to, uh, enjoy it, I guess? I have a hard time believing anyone enjoys Fan Fest, but what do I know. I’ve gone twice before and pretty much hated it both times, plus those post-World Series crowds scare the hell out of me, so I got Chipotle and went to the beach and have a very nice Saturday indeed.
I did follow along on Twitter a bit and saw the Q&A sessions they did, which included asking Zito what his current favorite song was. His response:
Barry… we need to talk. Man to man, or something. Unconfirmed: they lock people who like Bruno Mars out of heaven. I feel it is only right to tell you this. Okay? No hard feelings?
Speaking of the music, did you guys watch the Grammys? I thought Jack White Being Jack White was pretty rocking, but his hair-flipping made me feel kind of bad. Because my hair is still too short to flip like a rock star. Waiting patiently. Also accepting donations, should Jack be interested in giving me his hair.
Anyhow, everyone’s skipped town to Arizona now. Catchers and pitchers report to camp tomorrow and position players follow on Friday, which means we only have a few more days of unadulterated, post-World-Series-win optimism before they can go ahead and do their best to pull off our rose colored glasses.
(Kidding. I’m always a pessimist.)
Oh, and one more thing? “Unique” seems to be Jon Daniels’ buzzword over in Texas this offseason. He said the Rangers offered Josh Hamilton a “unique concept offer” – which he DECLINED, but that’s beside the point –and now he’s said that it would take a “something pretty unique” to get them to consider moving Jurickson Profar. I love JD to bits, but maybe unique sorta isn’t working for them in the way that Fun. is not working for music? Just a thought.