Its a special day in my relationship. No, not that one. I mean my ongoing affair with the Bless You Boys themselves.
They have done so much for me over the years; kept me company nearly everyday last summer out on the back patio, gave me a reason to spray myself with Champagne in 2006, and gives me a reason to take a half-day every March, play a recording of Ernie Harwell’s season-opening reading of Song of Solomon 2:12, and crack open a cool one on a work day.
Today is a special day in this relationship becuase my pitchers and catchers are reporting to Lakeland. Its the unofficial start to what we all expect to be a championship season. What kind of championship remains to be seen, but either way I haven’t been this excited for a baseball season in a long long time.
So Pudge, Bondo, JV, D-Train, and Nate: go wake up Todd Jones and tell him he’s late for PFP.
Happy Valentines Day boys, its time to go to work.
UPDATE: Brandon Inge, who lost his job as the ink was drying on Miguel Cabrera’s contract, has reported to camp as a Catcher. Good news all around if you ask me… and I guess you kinda did.