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AUG
2011

Post Release Auction Party.

Well, the best way to make use of bad news is by doing something good with it. Now that I’m done for this season, it’s time to use my old gear for a new cause. Below you’ll see some of the items I will have up for my seasonal charity auction in the coming days,...
30
AUG
2011

Getting Released

First, a deep and profound thank you to all the people who took the time to wish me good luck and stay strong via email, tweet, or blog comment. Things like that make me feel like my primary goal of somehow, someway becoming more than just another uniform occupant during my time...
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AUG
2011

For The LIke of The Game

  A couple of days ago, I was talking to a front office guy with the Bulls about how I got propositioned to write an article about life on the famous Durham Bulls baseball club. I said that I wanted to write about what minor league life is really like (a bad habit I have,...
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AUG
2011

Durham Can’t Drive

The people of Durham can’t drive. Well, most of them can’t. Well, maybe it’s just the ones on the road when I am because it’s pretty frick’n uncanny how every time I drive here I wish more and more that my CRV was less a budget conscious import and more like something out of a...
23
AUG
2011

The Clubby Starter Kit

Here you’ll find all the stuff you need to start your first club house food catering business: Cheeseballs— an absolute must, the bigger the barrel, the better— animal crackers, pretzel rods, Twizzlers, candy, and, of course, the staple of any minor league diet; peanut...
21
AUG
2011

Garfoose’s First Photoblog

I’ve been wanting to write on this here blog more often, but it’s not always convient to sit down and write full length articles about the crazy stuff that goes on in my head. Beyond that, some of the stuff that goes on in there can’t be properly conveyed in...
14
AUG
2011

Getting Stamped

I didn’t know what to expect upon my entrance in the professional baseball ranks. To that point, all I had to go on were the exaggerated folk tales spread by my college teammates who had a buddy with a buddy who was playing in some minor league dump while acting like he was the...
10
AUG
2011

Showing Your Teeth

Hanz was pissed, and he should have been. It’s not every day the field coordinator tells you that, yes, your suspicions are correct, he’s racist and the reason Hanz is going back to rookie ball while a certain inexperienced, less talented Latin player is heading up to a full...
06
AUG
2011

Work and Worry

I can still see myself in that hotel room in Birmingham, in pain from stuff I’m not supposed to be feeling pain from, wondering if I’ll sleep tonight or just lie there wanting to go to sleep but not able to like I have the last 5 nights before it. That’s when the want for the...
03
AUG
2011

Shouting Into the Fog

Ever get tired of it? The social media shuffle, that is. The constant jockeying to be “relevant”; to say something snarky that people will care about; to keep coming up with stuff people want to read, see, like, plus, star, or re-tweet? I get tired of it. So tired. So why do I do...
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