Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Childhood Ends The Day You Learn That You're Going To Die Someday

Headed to Arizona the 17th-22nd, then Pittsburgh the 25th, back home the 26th, then back to Arizona the 28th I believe til oct 3rd.

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

Well Have Joy Well Have Fun Well Have Seasons In The Sun

I am back on twitter despite usually having good judgement. How much worse could tweeting be than blogging? Ill find out I guess. It's a fun social experiment until someone loses an eye. I'm on the road again watching instructs (lame) visiting a player for his birthday (awesome) and going back to the big leagues next week (most awesome). Finalized more endorsements and given the state of the economy is a miracle. I'm a magician.... sometimes. Still grinding it out trying to get more money.... we shall see.

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

Ive Got The Spirit But Lose The Feeling

Back in SoFla for a little bit right now. Try to capitalize on things on this end. Grinding it out until the end of the season. Really focusing on endorsements and keeping everyone happy. I forgot to mention this. I very much enjoy interacting with fans. While I was in cleveland after the game I went to get Mike's care and there were 200 or so people waiting to see the players. People kept calling me "Green Tie" for obvious reasons, but it was very satisfying getting the chance to talk to all the people I could before I had to go. I spoke to some kids about how I got my job and answered whatever questions I could for them. I even got to give away a baseball to a little kid wearing a ton of Indians gear. The kids are awesome and I love seeing them leave the game happy.Thats all now



Saturday, September 12, 2009

Let Me In

Today was one of the most special days of my career. I'm in Cleveland right now and I finally got to watch Michael Brantley play in the big leagues. It's a special moment for any agent worth their salt when a player they have finally makes it. It's a feeling that never gets old obviously. Ive known Michael since he was a senior in HS and Ive been there for all of the highs and lows. I am beyond proud of Michael and I love him and his family almost beyond description. They really have become an extention of my family and being there tonight watching Michael play on 9/11 in front of thousands of fans.....well it makes the last 7 years totally worth it.



Love Myself Better Than You, I Know Its Wrong So What Should I Do?

A brief update on my last post. Sometimes validation can show up without an expectation of it ever showing up at all. I kept my job. The relationship I built with the player I had written about in my last post was so strong that when this was all said and done, I kept my job. This is why it's so important to always do right by your clients. Eventually pays off in the most unexpected of ways.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Good Man Turn Bad

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

Imagination Decides Everything

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.