You know what I really want?Â A surprise.Â Â Â I don’t mean a “Here’s a picture of your new President having sex with his dog” surprise, I mean a HAPPY surprise.Â Something to make me feel good.Â We all deserve a surprise like that some time.
Announcing that the Red Sox are signing Rocco Baldelli at tonight’s Boston Baseball Writers Association dinner would have been one such surprise and, seemingly, that was the plan.Â But Peter Gammons et al decided we needed to know NOW so now there’s no surprise.Â IÂ mean, hell, it’ll still beÂ nice when they announce it (which, I imagine, will come when he receives the Tony Conigliaro award) but it would have been a bit more exciting had we no idea the announcement was coming.
How do you not like this story?Â Kid from New England…Red Sox fan…doesn’t suck…coming back from major health issues and now he’s going to be the fourth outfielder on his hometown team. It’s the feel-good story of the off-season!
I’m a wee bit stoked about the possible addition of Mr Smoltz to the roster as well.Â But that’s for another entry.
I’ll be at the Writer’s dinner tonight and really look forward to seeing Rocco and hearing the announcement live.Â Even if I already know what’s coming.