Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ball Games


It's snowing. It's dark, football season is over (although the Eli Manning hagiography, a strange and surprisingly anemic phenomenon outside of New York, straggles into its second desperate week), and most of the basketball news these days is about trades as much as games.

And then, a ray of sunshine: as if on cue, to wash away news of Roger Clemens' idiocy, pitchers and catchers report for spring training this week (my Detroit Tigers had their guys report today). This is the year we steal the World Series crown from Jonathan's Red Sox, I'm sure of it.

4 comments:

boolise said...

In one of those moments of sublime confluence, the picture of Bull Durham, the Bobby Knight story, and Valentine's Day reminded me of this:

"Rose goes in the front, big guy."

Cinephile said...

Well, women get woolly, yes, they do get woolly...

Jonathan Lapper said...

Normally I'd laugh (LAUGH I tell you!)at you for making such a ridiculous assertion - but when a team goes 18-0 and then loses you don't have faith in any team after that. Clemens is a tool. Sadly, I'm getting used to tools being on and coaching New England teams.

Cinephile said...

Jonathan-- Well, we'll see. As long as you all have Josh Beckett, you can't be counted out, but I do think the addition of Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to an already strong team really helps the Tigers. I guess the question is how to manage all the talent so everybody's happy.