Thursday, May 28, 2009

Polished Chrome

Busy day busy night. On the phone non stop doing draft work. Cant wait til thats over. Luke Montz is in the big leagues again. Chris Dennis hit 2 home runs last night and Gerry Rodriguez hit for the cycle. It was a good night. Also got a good call from the players association. Fun Fun.

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

Aqua Seafoam Shame

Another week another batch of the unexpected. Finalizing everything for our four guys in the draft, making sure everyone in pro ball is in one piece. One player called up and sent down while one player makes his triumphant return from injury. Taylor Green hit a home run in his first AB of the year and Mike Brantley makes the catch of the year in Columbus. Casey Mulligan is averaging 18k per 9ip....Things are up and things are down. Very little to know down time as usual. Traveling soon.... draft is soon.... everything seems to come at you way too soon. It's okay, I dont mind, most of the time. Nothing else really to say right now. Nothing insightful or angry or even interesting. Im sure it will all be back soon.



Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Kept His Body Clean

It's been forever and a couple days since I last posted. On the non baseball related things of awesomeness that happened, I won a poker tournament which was odd. Saw The Wrestler. Good acting, good directing, couldnt careless about the story. 7/10 for me. Totally over rated.

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

That Stupid Club

27 Years
324 Months
9855 Days
236520 Hours
14191200 Minutes
851472000 Seconds

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

Countdown To Oblivion

Countdown To Oblivion

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.

Game Over