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Don’t get your hopes up

February 26, 2009

So despite the fact that the Red Sox just lost to the Pirates in the 9th inning, and the Sox blew through nine different pitchers, there is some silver lining to this cloud. It gave us time to catch up with Jason Bay who had the day off.

Now for those of you who don’t remember, Jason Bay was one of the players the Sox got from the Pirates at the end of last year while the Pirates got some other players. Basically, when it comes down to the two teams, the Red Sox traded Brandon Moss for Jason Bay. Still at a loss for words, but I digress.

Bay had the day off today, and got to watch the game from the dugout between his current championship calibur team and his former team who, let’s say, are not.

Anyways, this is what Jason had to say about his former team:

Bay cautioned Pirates fans against assuming that any transformation will be an overnight one. He has seen that promise made and not realized before, and he knows that patience is a must.

“I think they have the right ideas,” Bay said of the management team that took over the Pirates before the 2008 season. “They’re a very competitive team. I think in the next few years, they are probably going to turn a corner.”

Now if that isn’t a pinpoint specific prediction, then I don’t know what is. And seriously Pirates fans, you guys need some patience. Nothing good happens overnight.

Spring Training starts today!

February 25, 2009

Today is the day that baseball comes back to town. It’s awesome.

Now I know many of you (read: the five of you who visit the site) may not be the biggest fans of baseball, but let me put the meaning of Spring Training in different terms. Spring Training does not only mean that baseball is currently being played somewhere in the country but it signals that in just a few short weeks (or maybe a bit more) we will see the return of many wonderful things that disappeared a few months ago. These things include:

1. Grilling outdoors (without a coat)
2. Restaurants/bars with outdoor tables
3. Skimpy bikinis
4. Going to the beach/lake/pool/etc.
5. Nights that don’t get dark at 5:30
6. Bud light lime
7. And eventually the return of Hokie football.

(BDubs asked me to add #6)

So while you may not find baseball to be your favorite sport, just remember what comes along with baseball season.

Unlike that jackass Punxsutawney Phil, Spring Training doesn’t lie about how long we have to wait for spring to arrive. It’s here.