Before we get to the meat and potatoes of this blog, let me assure you that I am indeed alive and w…let’s just stick with alive, for now. I’m not sure exactly how long MLBlogs will keep my page active without me updating it, but if the other few Marlins blogs on this site are any indication, I have 11 years, 7 months and 6 days to go.
Thank you for your concerned emails. I have not fallen into a well or been trapped in a mine shaft for the last two weeks. No, I endure a far worse fate than those each and every day. It is called employment. Unfortunately, due to reasons of national security, I can’t go into much detail about my day job as a dismantler of landmines. Just suffice it to say that my superior does not take very kindly to me using sick days to catch up on my baseball blog (he’s more of a football guy). And so the posting has been on hiatus as I try and discover the secret formula for getting paid piles of cash to lay in bed all day and watch SportsCenter. (I think I need to divide something by pi.)
Since mine is the most trusted and turned-to site for official Marlins news, by this time you are all sadly behind in the latest out of Jupiter. Here’s a quick update on what is happening in spring training:
People are getting hurt. Lots of people. People who throw baseballs for a living and who wear Marlins uniforms. People who are supposed to help us win more than 23 games this season, but who will likely be "rehabbing" their stubbed toes, strained ligaments and sprained groins instead (and yes, you can sprain a groin– just ask the last guy who questioned the factuality of something I wrote in my blog).
And there you have it, folks. Spring training in a nutshell.
Judging by the time management issues I’ve been having, in my next post you can expect to see an in-depth review of the first 100 games of the 2008 season.