25
JAN
2011

4 Preseason Predictions.

Four Pre Season Predictions from your friendly neighborhood Garfoose. #1. I will need headphones while working out in the Ray’s weight room. Likelihood: High. It’s not that I don’t like rap, hip-hip or country. It’s that I hate them. Yes, I know, you probably like those things...
22
JAN
2011

Thanks Mom

We saw things very differently, partially because we were on different sides of the country, and partially because bad news has a way of hitting harder depending on where you take the punch. She was standing on the front porch in a pair of fluffy slippers, surveying the wreckage....
21
JAN
2011

More Cowbell.

Well hello there, Rays fans. As you might imagine, there is a lot going on in my little world right now. Signing with a new team less than a month from the pitchers/catchers report date tends to send things into a whirlwind. Regardless, I wanted to take time and say hello to all...
20
JAN
2011

Full Circle

*I wrote this about a year ago, when the light at the end of the tunnel was nothing but a rumor…* I sit, shirt off, feet dangling from the medical table, staring at the wall. The doctor grabs my arm, one hand under my elbow, the other just below my right armpit. “Does this...
17
JAN
2011

More Perfecter Than Thou Art

I’ve been out of church for about a year now. I can’t tell you why I’ve been gone so long, at least not concisely, anyway. I think that’s because I don’t really know why I left myself. Even if I had to stand before the Big Man and give Him an account on why, my best reasoning...
13
JAN
2011

Dear Trevor…

Dear Trevor, I just thought I would write to tell you how sad I am you’re not coming back to baseball as a player, and also that I understand why. The time to stop comes for us all. For you, however, this conclusion is not simply the ending of a career, but the ending of a...
11
JAN
2011

The Cost of Being Tone Deaf

Maybe you noticed my Bye-Bye Blue Jays post had a pretty good reception? Maybe you were one of the people who commented on it? If you did, thank you, bad or good comments, I appreciate them, and your time in viewing. You’re words meant a lot to me, maybe more than you know...
05
JAN
2011

No Ice Cream If You Lose

*The following is an excerpt from an email I worte to a coach concerned about the role he would play in the development of his young team’s personal lives. I though I’d share it here as well. Thanks for reading. * In my opinion, the main job of the baseball player is...
03
JAN
2011

Bye-bye Blue Jays.

I’ve actually known about this for a while, but I’ve been dragging my feet on just what to say about it. I’ve decided you need to know since you’ll find out eventually and I’d rather it come from me than some other blog which will probably highlight my small career sample,...