Friday, November 22, 2013
This, That, The Other, And A Holiday Break
Although really, didn't we already know Satan was a man? Because really, if Satan was a woman - well, I'm just sayin' - girlfriend wouldn't have been banished to the bowels of H-e-double-hockey-sticks.
On Wednesday, my Detroit Tigers made a move heard 'round the world, and basically caused 1/3 of my Twitter feed to lose it's mind (it was business as usual for the 1/3 romance novel and 1/3 librarian/publishing groups). Prince Fielder, or as Wendy likes to call him when yelling at the TV every summer, "Fatty," has been traded to the Texas Rangers. In exchange the Tigers sent cash and second baseman Ian Kinsler.
Max Scherzer (you know, the guy who won the Cy Young award this year) to an extension when he's represented by Scott Boras (an agent that most of us have made up a voodoo doll for).
So yeah. So long Prince. Yes, your contract drove me insane, and yes, you were non-existent in the playoffs the last two years. But you're big and cuddly like a teddy bear, you have more Daddy Issues than a boatload of Harlequin Presents billionaires and you were Miguel Cabrera's Super Best Friend. Bon voyage, and best of luck to you in Texas.
On the bright side? I hope that while I am unplugged I'll get a ton of reading done - which means once I'm back to my normal routine in December? I should have lots of reviews coming down the pipe.
See you on the flip of the calendar!