Monday, September 29, 2008

You're Just Somebody That I Used To Know

Lots of rumors, lots of news, lots of indecision. Ive been told by my sources that a decision on the PTBNL should come sooner than later and could even be here today or tomorrow. It sure sounds like it's going to be one of my guys which I have known for months now. This trade will have a big impact on all of my guys, some of which will not be in the deal at all. If Brantley goes I believe Lorenzo Cain could potentially replace Mike in the AFL so theres that news I guess. I still can't believe Peter Gammons said it was Brantley. It very well could be Michael but nobody from either team has officially said anything yet and nobody has informed Michael (or Taylor) on the trade at all. (Except for myself, as noted, one of my clients was informed by me) So the idea that Gammons knows something that the player does not seems unlikely (if he does know, then it is what it is). I know I got a ton of calls and emails yesterday and hopefully answered them all to satisfaction and hopefully will have this all resolved this week and we can go from there.

On a separate note Jeremy Jefferss and Michael Brantley have both signed exclusive autograph contracts with PCM sports, so look out for that stuff coming real soon.

Will talk to you all soon I am sure



Thursday, September 25, 2008

Somewhere I Have Heard This Before

Havent posted anything in a while, been traveling alot, trying to get through the season. Looking forward to going to arizona for the fall league in about 10 days. Going to tampa/clearwater this weekend to catch some instructs as well. Just spent another weekend in tallahassee. God I miss college.

Working on two massive endorsement deals, and got word today that several of my clients will be blogging on the MILB website during the AFL. (Browning,Brantley,Clevenger)Luke Montz was also named the Harrisburgh Senators player of the year.

Saw that Mat Gamel got hurt during his callup which could mean that Taylor Green will be replacing him in the AFL thus running my count of AFL guys to 7. Could the cc trade finally be over with one of these days?

Saw Burn After Reading this week. Awesome.


Hopefully more entertaining next time


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Does It Make You Happy You're So Strange

I just came home from a very long day at the ball park. It's been a fun week. Ive spent the last three days with Luke Montz of the Washington Nationals. Luke has been a client for a few years now and finally is getting his chance in the major leagues, and I have to say I couldnt be more proud. I got to show him around my home town this week. Ft Lauderdale is the best place in the world. He got to see miami and Las Olas and hopefully today he'll be catching for the Nats. It's been great spending time with him and his best friend who also is in town.

It's a big feeling watching your guys play in the major league. The game is the same, the people are the same (scouts, front office people etc...) and when people see you, there is this look and feeling of genuine validation. It's like I have gotten to this point in spite of everyone and I am more than willing to shock everyone that I'm here. I love being here and I'm not leaving anytime soon, so it would be in everyones best interests to get used to seeing me around these parts. I love it.

I literally just caught the last 30 minutes of Jerry Maguire. For years I have expressed my profound hatred for the film due to its trivializing effect it has had on my industry. Nothing that happens on the day to day levels of my job has anything to do with the movie, it's suspended reality I know, I know but the movie has long bothered me (except kelly preston, god I love her). However tonight, watching the end, the Rod Tidwell scene followed by the "you complete me" scene I was compelled to write something positive from the film. I think those last 30 minutes are the core of what we all want out of life as agents. My life operates at 600000 mph and I have to admit I was jealous of that last scene in the movie. Jerry, walking with his wife and new son right next to a baseball field. I think thats why I work so hard in my job. So one day, I too can have that.




Wednesday, September 10, 2008

We'll Defuse Bombs

Main Entry: pro·fes·sion·al·ism
Pronunciation: \-ˈfesh-nə-ˌli-zəm, -ˈfe-shə-nə-ˌli-\
Function: noun
Date: 1856
1 : the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person
2 : the following of a profession (as athletics) for gain or livelihood
Main Entry: ap·a·thy
Pronunciation: \ˈa-pə-thē\
Function: noun
Etymology: Greek apatheia, from apathēs without feeling, from a- + pathos emotion — more at pathos
Date: 1594
1 : lack of feeling or emotion : impassiveness
2 : lack of interest or concern : indifference
Main Entry: ar·ro·gant
Pronunciation: \-gənt\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin arrogant-, arrogans, present participle of arrogare
Date: 14th century
1 : exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one's own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner
2 : proceeding from or characterized by arrogance
Main Entry: re·lax
Pronunciation: \ri-ˈlaks\
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin relaxare, from re- + laxare to loosen, from laxus loose — more at slack
Date: 15th century
transitive verb
3: to deprive of energy, zeal, or strength of purpose
4: to relieve from nervous tension
2: to become less intense or severe
4: to cast off social restraint, nervous tension, or anxiety couldn't relax in crowds
Main Entry: care·less
Pronunciation: \-ləs\
Function: adjective
Date: before 12th century
1 a: free from care : untroubled b: indifferent, unconcerned
2: not taking care
3: not showing or receiving
Main Entry: care·free
Pronunciation: \ˈker-ˌfrē\
Function: adjective
Date: 1621
: free from care: as a: having no worries or troubles b: irresponsible
Main Entry: 1joke
Pronunciation: \ˈjōk\
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin jocus; perhaps akin to Old High German gehan to say, Sanskrit yācati he asks
Date: 1670
1 a: something said or done to provoke laughter; especially : a brief oral narrative with a climactic humorous twist b (1): the humorous or ridiculous element in something (2): an instance of jesting : kidding c: practical joke d: laughingstock
2: something not to be taken seriously : a trifling matter —often used in negative constructions
Chill out people and enjoy the video



Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Been insanely busy these past two weeks. Players signing, players getting called up, scouting, the season ending, fall leagues beginning, traveling etc... I was in Huntsville,Melbourne, and Tallahassee to end my regular season. Jeremy Jeffress was named the Brewers minor league pitcher of the year as earlier noted and this Friday I am going to see Luke Montz play in the big leagues. Stephen Chapman spent a few days with me in south Florida which was terrific and I finally got two days "off" (spent at home). Congrats to Steve Clevenger who was on the fsl champion Daytona cubs.

Booking my flights to the winter meetings and the Arizona fall league.... going to push myself to buy the book "The Road" and am very very very happy/devastated that the final, or what seems to be, the final Mitch Hedberg album was released today. I had the pleasure of meeting Mitch and his wife while I was in college and I have to say, without him, I probably never would have ever tried stand up comedy in college. I am thankful I had a chance to tell him in person before it was too late.

And to everybody who takes this blog way too seriously, relax and who cares? If you dont like whats here, obviously stop reading. I still cant believe anybody would take the time to take me to task for anything thats on here. Either you like me or you dont, you like whats here or you dont. This is for me and if anyone is following the parade thats their choice. Just try not to waste any time over me in cyberspace, it's insanity to me. There are bigger things in the world than a rushed together agent blog, like global warming, the election, and the war for starters. Here is my political social commentary of the year, then Im stopping because thats not what Im here for, but if people are going to complain about me, Id rather it be for something that matters. Courtesy of the good Doctor.
"He knew who I was, at that time, because I had a reputation as a writer. I knew he was part of the Bush dynasty. But he was nothing, he offered nothing, and he promised nothing. He had no humor. He was insignificant in every way and consequently I didn't pay much attention to him. But when he passed out in my bathtub, then I noticed him. I'd been in another room, talking to the bright people. I had to have him taken away." -on meeting George W Bush at Thompson's Super Bowl party in Houston in 1974

"All we have to do is get out and vote, while it's still legal, and we will wash those crooked warmongers out of the White House."


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

It's been a busy week as usual. I think I have to go back to Milwaukee friday on short notice since our newest client was just named the Brewers Minor League Pitcher of the Year. I was there last year with Taylor Green, and it was an absolute blast! And thats the second big news of the week, we signed Jeremy Jeffress. I have scouted JJ since he was 15, so naturally we're excited he's made this decision. I am quite thankful for the opportunity and I'm going to do all I can as usual to take care of him. Big week, Montz to the show and JJ to Mil for a day.

Also pretty sure about the PTBNL in the CC trade, so much so I informed the player today. Wont be announced until after the world series, or at least that is my understanding.



There's Always Room In Life For This

Luke Montz got called up to the big leagues. It's nice to have mild relevance again. I am so happy for Luke. From the time I have known Luke he has always been one of the most sincere and nicest players I have ever met in my career. This really could not have happened to a better person, and considering where he's come from, it's hard not to root for a guy like Luke Montz. Thank god he's finally there.

Update later I hope