Is your figure less than Greek?

My ticket! (Well, part of it anyway.)

I’m watching the 2009 Caribbean World Series on the MLB Network this week. If you aren’t watching it, you’re missing some really exciting baseball (And Jose Offerman! He looks exactly the same as he did when he played in Boston. Maybe even better. After this incident, Jose actually has a job in baseball? He’s the manager of the Dominican Republic team. Go figure. Well, I guess if Roger Clemens got to keep his job after chucking a bat at Mike Piazza, Offerman deserves another chance). As much as I’m enjoying it, all it’s really doing is making me long for the beginning of the MLB season.

Currently, I only have one ticket to a game this season. There are at least three other games I’ll probably be going to but right now there’s only the one ticket. And even then, I know I’ll be picking up many more tickets this year, it’s just odd that I have so few tickets going into the season. The current economic mess has hit close to home so I need to be a little more selective for the time being. No matter, I’m sure I’ll be getting to plenty of games this season. I sense, though, that more of those games will be at minor league parks instead of Fenway. I’m looking forward to the trips to Portland, Pawtucket and Lowell!

So this struck me as really interesting! If you’re anywhere within 30 miles of Pawtucket, PawSox mascots Paws and/or Sox will deliver a dozen roses, a PawSox cap and two tickets good for any regular season PawSox home game this year to your valentine on Valentine’s Day. I don’t have a valentine this year, but if I did I’d print this up and anonymously mail it to him. I’m not usually big on this type of thing (I think if I ever got a singing telegram or a stripper sent to me, I’d die from the embarrassment) but this sounds really cute and the gifts involved are much better than a box of chocolates. According to the PawSox site, the Valentine’s packages are limited…so hit up and order yours today!

Honestly, if anyone does this you have to let me know. I’d love to hear the story!

As a follow up to other entries of mine: Bob Costas (who left HBO to go to the MLB Network – this pleases me greatly) interviewed Joe Torre and it’ll be shown on the MLBN Thursday at 8pm EST. If the brief clips they’ve been showing give an accurate depiction, it should be interesting and maybe even a little enlightening. Of course, it seems a good chunk of it is Joe saying he didn’t betray any trusts and he doesn’t see what the big deal is. I’m waiting on a copy of this book in the mail so I suppose I can’t keep criticizing Joe until I actually read it…which I promise you I will.

With my new work schedule, I’m home on Fridays. This works to my advantage this week as Friday is Truck Day and, for the second year in a row, I’ll be there. I love Truck Day. It’s probably silly to truly celebrate it, but hell, it’s tangible proof that we really will get a baseball season and all this hot stove activity wasn’t in vain. If last year is any indication, there will be Wally, there will be more members of the media than there will be fans, and there will be trucks.

Really, right now, what more can we ask for?

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