Sunday, January 29, 2006

Yes, I'm alive

Ripken my ass. So, it seems that my streak lasted a month and a half. A far cry from what I would have hoped for. Thanks to procrastination, my journal article took my right up to Friday's 5 pm deadline. At that point, I had the choice between writing an entry for the day and violating shabbos. Make no mistake. This was a tough choice. I opted for the sabbath observance, but believe me, that hasn't been sitting well. I mean, in theory, I have a much longer streak intact of sabbaths observed, but frankly, I'm probably doing something to violate it each week. The blog writing streak has been, I would argue, far more pristine.

In a way, this is probably for the best. Sooner or later I was bound to be unable to write an entry, and I'm glad it came before I started to take this idiotic, pointless streak too seriously.

I will say this, though, and I mean it. Losing the streak in no way makes me feel like I have carte blanche to miss days simply because nothing newsworthy has transpired. I'm still as committed as ever to bring you guys something each day, whether it be a take on a minor signing, a recap of the day's birthdays, or a list of things in my apartment. I'm still on the case, have no fear.

But not right now. It's 3:00 am and I have to be up early tomorrow. But I assure you, full analysis of the Phillies-Red Sox-Indians deal tomorrow. My thumbnail analysis - good move for Philadelphia and Cleveland, probably not as good for the Red Sox, but possibly still good. That way you won't be in suspense until tomorrow.

Ok, a quick b-day. Happy b-day (January 28th) to Magglio Ordonez, who turns 32. Just the other day I stumbled on Ordonez' EPSN page and thought "Wow, Magglio Ordonez. Isn't he dead?" Anybody else feel that way? I must have been in a coma at some point in '05, because evdidently Mags played in 82 games and accumulated 305 ABs. No recollection of any of that. He's a good player though, and if he can stay healthy in '06, the Tigers might just win, oh, 78, 79 games. The sky is the limit in Detroit!


Anonymous ASA said...

Don't take days off. Make a bigger, better streak.

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Ian said...

God would have understood

10:43 AM  

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