Saturday, June 28, 2008

An Argument Is Valid If And Only If It Is Not Possible For The Premises All To Be True And The Conclusion False.

I havent said anything in a while but it's not because im out of words. Ive been very busy as usual but such is the life and the life distills me. Im exhausted. Im going to Jacksonville on the 2nd, home on the 3rd then who knows whats up forever. Following all the pro guys, the newly drafted guys playing for the first time, balancing the 09 scouting trips etc etc. Ive taken the time to stay up late to learn the guitar which makes me exceedingly happy. I havent been able to have any modicum of a social life for what seems an eternity at this point. No going out, no parties, no drinking, no girls, no concerts, nothing but the job. Thats fine since like I always say it's what I signed up for. Im still fighting with random hypocritical west coast agents that claim to be saintly when in essence they're bastards like the rest of them. Its the pretension that you never get used to. Everyone does what they have to do to survive and I accept that in this business. Its the people that try to spin their job in a different light so it helps them sleep better are the ones I despise. Call it what it is and just accept it. Thats the rant of the day.

If you love your life do not go see the movie wanted. It has shot to the top of my worst movies of all time list, a not so exclusive list that included boondock saints and frailty.....

Chris Dennis and Cam Robulack got off to good starts. I love Canadian players. Im still super annoyed Taylor Green did not make the futures game but what can you do??

Signed another brewers player.... Patrick Ryan. Awesome

those are the updates for better and worse

See you soon



Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Somebody Said That They're Not Much Like I Am I know I can

I am back home for a couple of days. I was in Jacksonville to see Mike Brantley as earlier noted then off to Viera for the FSL all star game. Its always an event I like to attend because its close to home and I usually have a guy or two playing in it. This year was Darren Ford and Taylor Green's turn. Got the chance to spend some great time with all my Brevard guys in addition to meeting some players parents for the first time. All in all it was a great event. Taylor hit 11 jacks in the derby while Ford got a couple of hits. Im glad I am home.

On a gut wrenching note our agency released a client today. Let me stress this was a very hard decision. He was a great hard working young kid when we signed him. He still has a chance to play in the major leagues one day but his mouth and his desire got him in trouble. This player quit on his team twice this year and started bad mouthing the agency that represented him. I loved him as a person but from a business standpoint its a no go.

Thats about it.



Thursday, June 12, 2008

I'm Not The Only One

Desolation. I'm in another hotel room. The same hotel room Im always in. It's pure desolation and it cannot be understated how boring this room has become. I know the familiar bed with the familiar drapes and the familiar broken air conditioner and familiar remote control that links me to 400 broken channels of the same benign minutia on the same broken television. I get tired of it all sometimes but I remember on occasion I still get to do something not many people get to do. I affect peoples lives and that my friends can be a very good thing.

The draft was this past week and as usual was a total pain. Things went awry from the get go but we have plans for these kinds of things. Everything is going to plan at this point and hopefully we get our kids signed.

I am in Jacksonville going to watch Michael Brantley play. He's so underrated. He's going to be the kid who gets to the big leagues and everyone wonders how they could have missed him. Lorenzo Cain and Lorenzo Scott both got pushed to AAA this week. Good week for DDSM clients named Lorenzo I guess.

The fsl all star game is saturday and I am going to that for sure. I cant wait til the after party which is always a fantastic time. Taylor Green and Darren Ford will be there and I couldnt be prouder.

Signed Kristian Bueno of the Brewers finally. It took a while but we're very excited to have him. Great kid and great family.

Thats the news. Ill try to be better and posting again. Thanks for reading



Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I Have Always Failed To Fail

Ma nishtana ha lyla ha zeh mikkol hallaylot?

Why is this night different from every other night?

Im about 15 hours to one of the biggest days of the year. Draft day is upon me and I charge towards it with ferocious tenacity. If I could tackle it I would. If I could just throw it to the floor and kick it's still beating teeth in I would. If I could somehow harm it I would find a way to do it. Unfortunately I have to live with it and just roll with whatever punches come at me with no other adequate defense other than talking. Talking, talking and much more talking. All the prep work is finished and either I tomorrow will be a triumph or the start of damage control. I am prepared either way. I have done all I can in the ways of prep work. Tomorrow is a big day. Tomorrow is where dreams are made and crushed. Where careers are started and ended. Where money is exchanged, where tears flow, where children playing a kids game cry for joy or elation. It's what I live for and I cant wait.

Monday, June 2, 2008

I Laughed Until My Head Came Off, I Swallowed Til I Burst

We're about two days away from the big day. This is when the fun happens. This is where it starts. This is where it ends. And for some, this is where it just begins. Some will flame out early, some will flame out late, and some will being shooting stars that illuminate the twilights. It's exciting and stressful at the same time. All the careful work will have either paid off or failed by thursday. I know I have done a good job. The biggest name player I have advised this year has been on the cover of baseball america,,, and An "advisor" cant determine where a player gets drafted nor can he promise anything of tangible value. All you can do is help facilitate the process and help the family as best he can by giving good advice. I have done the best I can to help my clients and hopefully I have put them in a better situation than they were before they met me. I am the bridge between the family and information and from the player to the team in some cases. I hope this time it pays off.

I got some good news this week. Taylor Green and Darren Ford were named to the FSL all star game while Mike Durant was named to the SAL all star game. Ill be at the fsl one while I will try to attend the sally league game. Congrats to all three of them.

Random aside, I got to meet Jeffery Ross this past weekend at the hardrock casino. My life is awesome.

I will be chatting on sometime on draft day so if you have any questions Ill see you there.