Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Headed to a showcase in the morning. Long day ahead. Trying to get my remaining free agents jobs. Im hopeful I can finish all that by spring training obviously. Im feeling well thank god. Just busy which is awesome.
I love Joy Division and LCD Sound System.
I had a pretty good day with an old friend today. It's nice she's doing well.
Nothing major today
Another day on the road tomorrow. Headed to a showcase with bossman. Fun Fun.
Will keep writing until I stop.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Also bought some dvds today. 500 days of summer which was my favorite movie of the year, Something,Something,Something Dark Side, season 1 of eastbound and down, and two movies I hated but I wanted to love, District 9 and Extract. Hopefully the 2nd time around is better or best buy will be getting them back asap.
Thats it for now
Monday, December 21, 2009
Now I've justified this to myself in all sorts of ways. It wasn't a big deal, just a minor betrayal. Or we'd outgrown each other, you know, that sort of thing. But let's face it, I ripped them off - my so called mates. But Begbie, I couldn't give a shit about him. And Sick Boy, well he'd done the same to me, if he'd only thought of it first. And Spud, well okay, I felt sorry for Spud - he never hurt anybody. So why did I do it? I could offer a million answers - all false. The truth is that I'm a bad person. But, that's gonna change - I'm going to change. This is the last of that sort of thing. Now I'm cleaning up and I'm moving on, going straight and choosing life. I'm looking forward to it already. I'm gonna be just like you. The job, the family, the fucking big television. The washing machine, the car, the compact disc and electric tin opener, good health, low cholesterol, dental insurance, mortgage, starter home, leisure wear, luggage, three piece suite, DIY, game shows, junk food, children, walks in the park, nine to five, good at golf, washing the car, choice of sweaters, family Christmas, indexed pension, tax exemption, clearing gutters, getting by, looking ahead, the day you die.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Today was a big day. We had 4 players taken in the rule 5 draft. So the count now is 5 big leaguers 13 40 man players and several minor leaguers. I am beyond proud of what my father and I have been able to do the last few years. No matter what other agents have to say about us or whatever it is they think of me..... Im doing something right.... maybe?
Thanks to all the fans who have been so gracious to me this past year on the road. Without you guys and the players I am truley nothing.
Mahalo from indy
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Im still here
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday is the big day. 40 Man rosters are finalized and we're expecting some good news. For the guys not added, its just another day. To the guys added, well, one step closer to reaching their ultimate dream. It's usually a pretty special day. The guys not added will have the opportunity to be selected in the rule 5 draft. Its going to be a busy few weeks.
Winter meetings are coming up. I cant wait to get out there. Ive been preparing for months.
Been in the hospital this week, sick as can be. Got admitted after heading to the ER on sunday. I'm doing okay now for the most part, the staff here has been amazing.
Talk to you all soon
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Every november 12th I watch the entire back to the future trilogy. Its like a holiday for me.11/12 was the day that young Marty McFly went back to the future, and for those history buffs out there, its also the date of the famous hill valley lightening storm. Ive been very sick all week so I actually am glad I had a chance to watch all 3 given the circumstances. Im currently doing some paper work while watching Demolition Man. Headed on the road again sunday then some other things.
Brent Brewer is not going to play football. The rumor is bogus.
That is all
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
It's been a weak month for me as far as the blog is concerned. Ive been grinding it out on the trail. Arizona,Home,Arizona again,Canada,Arizona,Home. The fall league has 3 people out there. Scouts,Players,Agents. Tremendous. Trying to handle the fall league and the draft. Its a grind but I'm still here
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Headed to the AFL friday. Have 8 guys there. Should be able to accomplish alot.
Doing some draft work.... It never gets easier. In fact it gets sharper and much more painful potentially.
Listening to the Arcade Fire quite a bit.
Will post from the AFL
Saturday, October 3, 2009
This is not baseball related at all but I read this quote today which I am totally embarrassed to say I had never read until just now. It's beyond touching and it's probably one of the best quotes I have ever read in my life. To think a 15 year old girl had the depth to feel this way.
"Because when everybody starts hovering over me, I get cross, then sad, and finally end up turning my heart inside out, the bad part on the outside and the good part on the inside, and keep trying to find a way to become what I’d like to be and what I could be if . . . if only there were no other people in the world."
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This is my 150th post. I cant believe people read this but thank you to all who have. It's been a tremendously fun experience posting here and hopefully mildly entertaining too. Ive debated the merits of doing a webcast..... but that seems like an aweful idea.
I have 8 guys in the fall league. AFL not instructs my dear agent friend who doesnt know the difference between the two leagues. Well done.
Some big things in the works.
Will be around
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Im in love with Joy Division and I need to watch Control.
I lost some weight the last couple of months and it's fantastic. I also have the second most points in my fantasy football league but I'm 0-2 which reminds me why I hate fantasy sports.
Heres the twitter page and Ill be tweeting the rest of the season+fall league. Enjoy all 19 of you followers
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
You take the good with the bad in this game. The hard to swallow with what goes down smooth and the sense of validation combined with overwhelming failure. Its a hard balance. Sometimes you wonder why you do this job and other times you're clearly reminded of the things that make you want to do this job. This is a hard business, I knew that from the start, with that being said it does not make things any easier when things go wrong. This was one of the best weeks of my career professionally bar none. Mike Brantley is up in the big leagues and playing his heart out. Its been very rewarding to watch that entire process from HS to now. Someone else however left today. Someone who I considered myself to be very close with. Its hard to know no matter what you do in this game you're expendable. Its crushing even, and this blow is particularly upsetting beyond the obvious professional ramifications. I lost a very dear friend today but such is life. I have a job to do and now im going back to work.
Peace Love Empathy
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
A beyond rewarding evening for me personally. Michael Brantley, a player I have known since he was drafted was called up to the big leagues today. It was a tremendous moment in my career and I will likely cherish it the rest of my life. He called me around midnight (I'm in LA so 9 pm local) and tells me "We did it". Words cannot describe how I feel right now. Its a sense of overwhelming validation to some extent. Michael is a special individual and I couldnt be more proud of him. I consider him to be a dear friend and I know this day is the start of something really big for him. Enjoy him Cleveland, he's a good one.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Another day in paradise. 3rd state in 5 days. Im in LA this time. Im exhausted. I think Ive finally gone beyond exhaustion. Oh well. Okay. Im watching games, meeting families, and doing good work. Hard work. Work nobody else wants to do. So, here I am and in demand.
Ive been reading a great deal lately. Lots of interesting things from the Higgs Boson particle and String Theory to why Quantum Mechanics is a flawed premise. Also some cool stuff on why John Hughes was hollywoods answer to JD Salinger.
Listening to the Smiths alot which never gets old. 10 games to go then I can go home. Then the fall league. We have 9 guys going. Guess who?
Friday, August 21, 2009
It's 3 am and Im packing. Im going to Bowie at 9 am.
I just wanted to drop a line here. I dont have anything all that substantial to say here. So here is one of my favorite poems ever.
"point a didn't work out so he moved on to point b which was where everybody was hanging out anyways. at first there was a lot of talk about point c and some speculation about d and points after that. but as time went by at point b, this kind of talk made everybody annoyed. i mean, point a hadn't worked out for anyone except for a couple of folks in the past and they just proceeded immediately to point c, supposedly. actually, for most people at point b, if you could gain their confidence, they'd privately voice great doubts a's existence. and the more time that passed at point b, the more suspect even the idea of point a became, not just for us but really for anyone, including those people who left. so we trashed point a because it worked great wonders for us in consoling ourselves about the fact that point b had begun to look increasingly like a permanent home for us. still, there were a few dreamer-types around who refused to come (?) to point b and suddenly insisted on a's possibility as well as c, d, e and on out to z.
but this made everybody feel bad, you know, like they were lacking or failing, so it was tacitly agreed upon that these people were just crazy and since they wouldn't pledge their allegiance to point b it was hard to accommodate them. but some use was eventually made of them, which didn't pay well but seemed to appease them and amuse the rest of us for a while until both of them developed debilitating addictions and died off. then we were sad but not overly so and not for too long because it was these addictions that did them in, not point b or us. i mean, christ, we gave them what they wanted, which was condescending applause for their little dances and songs, pictures and skits, humorous memoirs filled with melodramatic and ridiculous nonsense all about points a and c, which, come on, is useless if you live in the real world. shit! i cant get anything done anyways because people always call me on the telephone saying, "we love you jesse, we love you joseph, we love you helmut, we love you drako, we love you tricky dick, we love you vaughn, ron and even dan even though you cant spell for shit. we don't love you despite the fact that you have no ambition but because you don't and we don't either." i can barely keep my own campaign going with all the freaks and distractions of point b, much less drum up some interest in other people's crap about other places. you cant live in a castle made of sand unless its got a sand bank that dispenses actual paper currency. i mean, the point is we live here in the middle of point b so get with the fucking program. sure, you might ask, "what is the program?" and i wouldn't really be able to tell you but i will really be able to run it. and that's good enough for me because that's the way things are. point a, point c, point d, t, o, m, a, t, o, e - tomatoe"
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Driving home in about 20 minutes. It's pouring. Close to some big things work wise. Almost finished and all that plugging away will have paid off.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Got some emails from people asking for autographs from some of our players. Id send stuff out if I could but we dont keep stuff in the office. Your best bet is to try the players via the stadium. Unless anyone wants my autograph which would be a very very hilarious and terrible idea.
Working on my guitar skills. Must join band before I turn 30.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Everyone go see 500 Days of Summer. Awesome movie. Not Eternal Sunshine good but still..... Booking my west coast swing today. Cant wait until I get to LA.
My best always
Friday, August 7, 2009
Also a nice mention of Trayvon Robinson which was a nice touch. Trayvon has had a tremendous year so its nice to see some of the hardwork rewarded.
Rough week personally. I had to put down my 1 year old cat snowball who passed away due to FIP disorder. I am a huge animal lover so this was devastating. He was a great cat, so to anyone with an animal out there reading this, go give your pet a hug right now.
Works the same, planning out the stretch run, making my westcoast swing this month so that should be good. Watching VH1 right now and for some ungodly reason Creed is on TV again and for some even more ungodly reasons that are unknown to me they're playing on stage again. WHY? Who really missed creed? I was happy when they disbanded and honestly who though history would be more kind to Fred Durst over Scott Stapp?
Some good music
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
When I was back in college at fsu during the fall of 2005 I had serious aspirations of doing standup comedy. There is a club at FSU called club down under that played some awesome indy music shows (bright eyes, sea and cake, of montreal etc..) but most importantly every few weeks they had an open mic competition for people wanting to try standup comedy. And at some of the shows they actually had a real comic there and a group of college kids opening. Zach Galifinakas was there once, Patton Oswald, and most importantly, Mitch Hedberg. I had the tremendous experience of performing that night in addition to watching a totally sold out show after I was done. Mitch was totally out of it that night. He was forgetting jokes, the audience had to finish several of them for him , he was slurring his words, and most horrifically at the end he actually collapsed off the stage. Everyone honestly thought he died. He got up, told some more jokes, then left. My roommate and I ran to the exit after the show to meet mitch and his wife Lynn. It was raining, but the two of them were awesome. Mitch signed a baseball, two cd's and a picture for me. He told me eventually he'd probably write a joke about the ball one day. He invited us to hangout at his hotel after the show but I declined. Instantly regretting that I went back to the hotel about an hour later, left him a note at the front desk with my cell phone number and left. The next morning I got a phone call at 9 am on a Saturday. I didn't pick up the call, but it was him. My idol was calling me and I didn't pick up the damn phone. That's probably going to bother me the rest of my life. The guy was a genius and I cant think of a sadder moment during my college experience than finding out Mitch passed away due to a drug overdose in 2006. I hadn't felt that upset about a celebrity passing since Kurt Cobain. Mitch comedically will always be a hero to me and I am beyond thankful I had the opportunity to tell him in person that he was the reason I had the balls to do stand up comedy. Remember "When the jokes go down, the bass goes up" Mahalo J
Me on stage at FSU
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sorry for the lack of depth lately. Been insanely busy.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Just a non sports rant today
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I'm sorry I caved in to that. I hate twitter, its brutal, its lame, its facebook status updates gone insane. All apologies
Been home literally 1 day this month. It will continue. Atlanta,Alabama,Ft myers,Chattanooga,Birmingham,Atlanta again then some other states. Its grinding but good I suppose.
Ive written some tremendous jokes lately. Im quite happy with that. Im at the southern league all star game in Birmingham now, couple of clients in the home run derby, one won it. After party was dull, food was horrible weather sucks. Game should be fun however.
Want to keep this alive til I get interesting again
Friday, July 3, 2009
Where Do Bad Folks Go When They Die They Dont Go To Heaven Where The Angels Fly Go To A Lake Of Fire And Fry See Them Again On The Fourth Of July
Everything seems to be back to normal for now. Scouting, traveling, all star games etc....
Players are playing well and getting healthy finally which is nice.
Thinking about starting another blog called Sports Agent Fraud.com
Enjoy happy 4th
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Read the above story before reading my rant. I never comment on specific stories ever but this one really hit home. This is the last commentary I will ever have. I originally attempted to post this rant on the blog itself but it was not added for some reason (I wonder why?). Enjoy, it's me at my angriest.
I would also like to comment on the wonderfully written implication in this story criticizing a young mans very serious illness. It is almost as if the blogger (writer would be far too legitimizing a term) suggests that it would have been more acceptable in his mind if the player in question was a cheater trying to achieve a competitive advantage as opposed to recognizing what this situation actually is, a young man trying to overcome a very serious illness. So in the bloggers view, using steroids is a smart move while dealing with a serious drug addiction make you an idiot. One wonders what this "agent" does to help his clients off the field if this is what is going on inside his head. How anyone can reasonably condone a PED is beyond me, bravo.
There is also the assumption that the blogger makes that a teams front office would abandon a player during a very difficult time in his life, equating it to a death in the family I believe. I know the blogger/agent lacks the most basic of experiences in professional baseball which is to be expected while someone is still in law school while attempting to be an agent, however to assume that any team would turn their backs on any of their players during a time of need whether it be a death in the family, an injury, or in this case a problem of addiction is just beyond ignorant. In actuality all teams would be beyond supportive in assisting with a situation such as this.
Until this blogger (agent,entrepreneur,model, student, I have no idea what the actual title is these days) has to go through any real experiences with his clients that goes beyond making a pie chart and buying batting gloves at sports authority I will continue to doubt the legitimacy of anything he has to say. Last I checked this blogger,agent entrepreneur, model,student, was not a certified member of the players association and does not represent anyone in any of the four major sports. It is also important to note the complete lack of understanding the blogger has with regards to dealing with a crisis situation. I fear very much for his current client roster god forbid anything should happen to them. To blindly say that a players sole focus should be about playing games and his performance screams of ignorance. The most important thing this player should be worried about is fixing his life. The human being, the person is the only thing that matters in this situation. Only a greedy, ignorant and selfish "agent" would ever claim otherwise and if one were to suggest that baseball should be the top priority during a situation like this it obviously shows what that agents true motives would be. I am disturbed by this article since part of it is quite obviously a subtle shot at my representation, but most importantly a very biting criticism at my client who is currently dealing with a very very serious medical issue. If this is the kind of agent this blogger,entrepreneur,model wants to be that is his choice. I for one take the responsibility as an agent so seriously I actually did the work to get certified by the players association not to mention I would never blog about someone elses client much less that clients illness. To each their own.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Headed home now, going to North Carolina and Atlanta the next couple of weeks. Placebo has a new album which is cool and I finally cleaned up some of the 20 songs I recorded at home. Thats it for now
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Everyone is coming along slowly but surely health wise. It's been a headache of a year on that note and I cant wait til everyone is back at full strength. We had a guy get a quick call up last week which was nice but all too short. Tomorrow I head to the doctors with one of our long time guys who sadly is headed for TJ. He's going to come back stronger than ever, I know he'll be fine.
Going to games, going to all star games soon, and then going to more games. All in all its all the same.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I think I have reached a somewhat transitional point in my life/career. It's like since I hit 27 I have been more calm, more relaxed, and things seemed to have slowed to some extent. I can plan more easily and things do not rattle me nearly as much. I'm on the top of my game right now and barring something magically unforeseen nothing is going to slow this freight train down. Im on top of things, Im going in the right direction and hell I'm even using cliches! I like whats happening right now and nothing is substantially bothering me beyond the normal mundane occurrences that show up from time to time with this job. The players are happy and so am I. Nice that that could coincide.
Also, I hate McG for destroying the terminator franchise and I now love JJ Abrams for making a star trek movie worth watching. It was awesome. Never watch a movie made by someone named McG. Ever.
About freaking time
Monday, May 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Busy working, on the road again. Balancing the usual. Going to games, going to more games, planning trips to go to more games, hired an assistant, hiring an intern, scouting scouting scouting. In a hotel right now with no TV, bad AC, slow internet and no mini bar.
Thats it right now
Didnt want the blog to be totally silent
Sunday, May 3, 2009
This is how long Ive been here. I made it to 27. It's alot less exciting than I thought it would be. I never once thought Id be celebrating my personal milestone in a hotel room by myself in Huntsville Alabama. Go figure? Who knows whats next? Who cares? 365 days til tomorrow
Top 27 songs of all time
1. Drain You- Nirvana
2. Needle In The Hay- Elliott Smith
3. Motion Picture Soundtrack- Radiohead
4. Holland 1945- Neutral Milk Hotel
5. Big Mouth Stikes Again- The Smiths
6. You and I (Could be so happy)- Jeff Buckley
7. All Apologies- Nirvana
8. Gimme The Loot- Notorious B.I.G.
9. Where Is My Mind- Pixies
10. Today- Smashing Pumpkins
11. Valerie Loves Me- Material Issue
12. Dissolved Girl- Massive Attack
13. These Days- Nico
14. East Hastings- Godspeed You! Black Emporer
15. Would?- Alice in Chains
16. Smack My Bitch Up- Prodigy
17. Coatcheck Dream Song- Bright Eyes
18. Kool Thing- Sonic Youth
19. I Love You Mary Jane- Cypress Hill
20. The National Anthem- Radiohead
21. Spin Spin Sugar- Sneaker Pimps
22. The World Has Turned- Weezer
23. Watcha Want- Beastie Boys
24. Where Is My Mind- Pixies
25. Drag- Placebo
26. Jesus Christ Pose- Soundgarden
27. Very Ape- Nirvana
Friday, May 1, 2009
Watched a client throw last night. A client who was being harrassed by a "big" agency. Big agency was asked to stop contacting said client. "big" agency said they would comply. "Big" agency showed up to said players game last night anyway and waited until said player was in the parking lot after a rough game to talk to him. He couldnt even do it in front of me. Good business but man, what a weak move. I would have loved to have met him. "Big" agent tried a guilt trip on the player. Player said sorry about it. And now its over for now. A player should never ever be made to feel bad for keeping the agent they already have. This agent is probably incredibly distressed about losing out on my guy and blowing this opportunity. This agent probably thinks this is temporary and that eventually he will prevail over someone like me. Keep taking me lightly. Keep assuming I am like everyone else. Keep doing what you are doing. Keep at it as long as you want. I am not losing players to "agents" like this guy ever again. I will not let it happen and I will do anything I have to in order to stop these thugs from their bully tactics. It's a dirty business but I will say one thing, Im not afraid anymore. Im not afraid and I promise that is not good news for everyone else.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Talking about hot starts, how about Trayvon Robinson?? My god he deserves it.
Ive been a bit under the weather lately and that has been a drag. I probably shouldnt be traveling as much as Ive been but you have a job and you have to do it no matter what. No excuses and only some complaints some of the time. It's not bad and it could be worse. Id probably enjoy alot more if this if I was feeling better but Im fortunate that im well enough to work.
Thats the line
Enjoy the greatest video Ive ever posted
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Interviewed with a couple of families and talked to scouts all weekend. Once again, looking fwd to the draft starting then ending.
Same as it ever was.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Lorenzo Cain had his first in game action yesterday in Arizona. The plan is to get him 20 AB's before shipping off to Huntsville (so Ive heard). It was his birthday yesterday so obviously that was a pretty good present. Everyone is doing so well lately Im absolutely proud of everyone.
Woke up insanely early and watched 4 awesome episodes of Good Morning Miss Bliss while hammering away at my lap top. Good Morning Miss Bliss eventually became saved by the bell and now everyone reading this is substantially dumber for knowing that terrible fact.
Thats all, back home tomorrow.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Taylor Green is massively ahead of schedule and hopefully will be back by the end of the month or early may at worst. Thats on the list of very good things to happen lately. Several players got endorsement deals with a batting glove company which was a nice bonus to start the year as well.
I know this is the start of the busy season. I fully embrace it because this is what I signed up for. Rain or shine, sickness or health I have a job to do. I embrace it because I would rather be doing this than anything else in the world. I have a tremendous responsibility to all my clients that trust me with their careers to give it my all 24 hours a day and thats what I intend to do. I'm ready
thats all today
Sunday, April 5, 2009
My essay from last april
Today is the 14 year anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death (Actually 4/5 but 4/8/94 is when his body was found) Here is a piece I wrote this year on Nirvana......
To me, Nirvana represented total artistic and creative freedom no matter what the cost. Kurt Cobain was able to achieve what millions of confused kids were never quite able to fully articulate. Kurt gave a voice and a face to an entire movement he himself was a part of. We were the jilted generation growing up with parents who grew up as hippies and ended up as corporate wall street frauds in federal prison. All the positive momentum of the 60's soon gave way to the gluttony and total failure of the 80's. When Nirvana first hit the scene it changed everything. It was okay to care, it was okay to be different, it was okay to be yourself, and most importantly it was okay to just exist. Life didn't have to have a purpose as long as you were just a good person. Kurt ended a generation of excess and he did his best to create positive change in the world. Women and Gay rights, musical and artistic freedom, everything the man did seemed to have a purpose. Although it seems totally evident now that Cobain himself did not appreciate his own gifts that he gave to the world, I will never forget the impact he made on my life. Cobain's art just made me feel more comfortable in my own skin. And although I am a complete corporate sellout like the people Cobain rallied against, I still can appreciate everything Nirvana and Cobain were. Nirvana and Kurt Cobain changed absolutely everything and I will always miss and lament the art and music Kurt never got to make because he left all of us way too soon.
What did it all
Monday, March 30, 2009
Did another interview the other day. Im getting better. Really.
John Buccigross finally has his donruss/pannini card coming out in may. Thank god.
Hopefully something interesting happens tomorrow
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The ten days in Arizona were ten days well spent. We saw everyone we have out there and met with guys every night we were there. Lots of good work got done, lots of meetings, lots of phone calls, and even some endorsements got finalized. It was a beautiful thing watching some of the guys we have play in big league games. The same guys that we have scouted since HS. I wish everyone could experience that part of this process. It's a sharp reminder on why we even work in this game to begin with.
I learned not everyone likes me in this game. Im not for everyone and that is fine by me. The guys who get me, well, they get me completely. The guys who dont get me will never get me and thats just the way things are.
It was an amazing watching JC Sulbaran, Kenley Jansen and Dennis Neumann play for the Netherlands in the WBC and beat the DR twice. What a great story and it couldnt happen to three better kids.
Thats about it. Back to work in florida.
So it goes.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
All in all
Monday, March 9, 2009
Years ago I did everything the "normal" way. I tried it to the very best of my capabilities and failed completely. My best players fired me and I wasnt going anywhere. You know why? Because I wasnt myself. Players know when you arent being sincere and sincerity is what I believe helps separate me from the rest of the bunch out there. One of that bunch evidently is a fan of my blog, so much so that he took the time to read all 100 or so blog entries that I have posted. I am beyond thrilled and honored such a prestigious member of my profession would take such a rabid interest in my career so much so that he would forgo spending time working for his own clients in order to not only read about little old Joshua Kusnick but to email me personally as well! Now to be fair, I knew this person was a fan far earlier than this since he has called me on several occasions but to have this revolutionary figure take the time to learn all about me.... to be honest Im just honored he even knows my name. He's such an inspiration to me I cant do anything but hope to follow in his giant footsteps. Forever in debt to your priceless advice.
Still in Arizona, long day and long night but rewarding on both ends. Had dinner with Trayvon Robinson, Josh Bell, Omar Aguilar and had really great conversations with TJ Warren, Mike Durant and Zach Kroenke the latter 3 being in florida. Got to watch a couple of our other guys throw in big league games today and I am headed to a bunch more games tomorrow. This is the life I have chosen.
Come as you are
Friday, March 6, 2009
Watched a high school game last night, spent tons of time with scouts and family members alike. I have another one to attend tonight which is literally just going to be much more of the same. It is what it is and if I dont do it someone else will and that is a very very dangerous thing.
Might see the watchmen tonight if I get any time after the game. I also finished packing 2 fucking suitcases full of stuff for the trip. I have 10 dress shirts and 9 ties from express and I swear I will be the most colorful person out in Arizona.
Ceamr Odse Nto Exits
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Went to a juco game about 50 miles from my office yesterday. The drive was horrible, the game was horrible and the weather was horrible. The game couldnt end fast enough then in I believe the 5th inning mild validation was substantiated when the guy I came to see homered. Got to talk to him after the game for a second, so hopefully that goes well. The draft is only 3 months away, go figure.
Off to Arizona 4 am saturday. The flight is going to suck, packing sucks, leaving my friends and family behind sucks but at the same time there is nothing that I love more than actually going out and working in the field especially in Arizona. I grew up in Florida so while Im working in florida it still kind of feels like home. Arizona actually feels like work, which isnt really a bad thing.
Peace Love Empathy
Monday, March 2, 2009
Personal life is as chaotic as ever. Nasty breakups are never fun but god, sweet god, am I happy (actually happy) to be single. Really. Really Really. Really Really Really.
Brent Brewer homered in his big league game which goes to show how much hard work and dedication can actually pay off. Brent is going to have a huge year.
Now that top chef is over I am totally addicted to Nip/Tuck (aside from conchords and eastbound and down) Soon there will literally be no time for tv which is same as it ever was for me.
Sorry for the few days off leaving for Arizona in a few days
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Enjoy this freaking amazing song.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Watched my HS play last night. They're not as strong as they were last year but they're getting there. Also watched flight of the conchords last night. It really is the best show on TV. Even better than my precious top chef.
Been playing the guitar every second I get while home, writing some really interesting things and my singing voice is coming along which is really out of character. It's nice
Feeling good overall, lots of work to be done, hands to be shook, and people to blame. Im ready.
ps, blake billings had a great interview on the brewcrewball website, you guys should check it out
Friday, February 20, 2009
If this blog is a stream of consciousness then I may as well continue to be honest. I ended my long distance relationship today. There is only so much one man is equipped to deal with and for me at the very least lying isnt one of the things I handle well. I dont ask for much but I would at least hope for the truth. Once that trust has been breached its gone forever and as tragic as it may seem, it can never ever be reclaimed. I was unbelievably crazy about my girlfriend, but it's finally over for good. God willing its for the best.
Had a night out on the town tonight to help get me in better spirits. It didnt work but I totally appreciate the efforts of my awesome roommate and dear friends that came out. I have work in the morning and soon Im off to Arizona. No matter what I bitch about at the end of the day I really do love my job
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Luis Pena was claimed off waivers by the Mariners and is still on the 40 man. I worked hard for Luis this week and it was nice to see all the efforts pay off. Doesnt hurt that Jack Z is in Seattle but I still would love to believe I had something to do with him ending up there.
Meeting with prospective draft guys this week. God freaking bless the Andy Oliver case.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
The earth turned to bring us closer,it spun on itself and within us,and finally joined us together in this dreamas written in the Symposium. Nights passed by, snowfalls and solstices;time passed in minutes and millennia.An ox cart that was on its way to Nineveharrived in Nebraska.A rooster was singing some distance from the world,in one of the thousand pre-lives of our fathers.The earth was spinning with its musiccarrying us on board;it didn't stop turning a single momentas if so much love, so much that's miraculouswas only an adagio written long agoin the Symposium's score.