My plan to get back into writing regularly has so far been unsuccessful, but I think that is because the World Series was such a disappointment for me. The playoffs were so exciting with their at-the-last-minute wins that I had hoped for a full 7 games of the WS. But no, the Giants (a team I really don’t care all that much about) absolutely ruined the Tigers (a team that I normally don’t care about either, but have a smidge of a soft spot for), and the World Series was over in four quick and easy games. Even game one’s rainout could not help Detroit; there was really nothing that could have saved them at all. Their bats were just quiet, their pitching was not enough to prevent the Giants from hitting them and hitting them well, and they lost on their own grass. What a bummer.
So now we have the quiet offseason starting, and there is only football. The NHL is apparently still having strike issues through the end of November, so there is nothing for me there, and basketball is just awful, so it’s Seahawks and Green Bay games as I can manage them for the rest of the year. Depressing. And so far I have been awful at both of those. I was going to go out yesterday and try and catch a Green Bay game somewhere, but wound up doing a host of other things that had nothing to do with football. I am terrible.
Last Friday was my birthday, and I light-heartedly requested over Twitter that the Mariners do a little more than kick the tires on the concept of going after Dan Haren for 2012. I didn’t get Haren, but I did get Hisashi Iwakuma, which isn’t the same, but is completely acceptable. I may have made it sound later that evening on Twitter like I didn’t like the idea, but you’ll have to forgive me, as by the time I found out about the signing, I was a few cocktails in – and Tweeting while drinking is always ill-advised. That fact doesn’t stop me a majority of the time, but suffice to say I am not unhappy about the Iwakuma contract.
Since there is only today to finish up voting, I would like to encourage everyone to vote for Munenori Kawasaki for the Heart and Hustle Award for 2012. He is no longer with us, but he certainly deserves the recognition for the amount of energy he puts into the game.
And that is it for now. They say that the only way to continue writing is just to write, so we will see what this week brings as far as that. I feel like I should construct some sort of apology to anyone who has been following me and dropped off due to the lack of content here, but instead I will thank the few of you who still drop by. I will continue trying to write if you will continue reading when I do. Until then, everyone enjoy your week, and I hope nobody is as bummed about the lack of baseball (and hockey) as I have been.