Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Last Night I Dreamed I Had Insomnia. I Woke Up Exhausted, Yet Too Well Rested To Go Back To Sleep.”

Back from the negative 17 windchill temp of wisconsin and back to florida where I belong. This is a new year and it's time to grow up. I have made the conscious decision to upgrade my professionalism, at the very least while Im working and in public. Ill be wearing bright shirts and ties to the field from now on because thats what needs to happen. More guys are growing close to the big leagues each day and I believe this is just part of the natural maturation process of my job. I will never embarrass a player to anybody but I am a character and I will continue to bring myself to this job every single day. Lots of other agents harp on the fact that Im a character and criticize the way I do my job but they never attack the quality of my work. So for the first time in this blogs short history I have one thing to say. Fuck you.

Thats it for tonight. Milwaukee was a blast and I had a tremendous time with the guys that were invited to the fanfest

peace love empathy


mixing it up

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Why So Serious?

Another bout of insomnia waiting for phone calls that never come. The phone stopped rining at 1 am est and I have been reading financial data for about an hour mixed in with reruns of top chef, the dentist staring roger dorn, and about 15 minutes of the good son which ironically yet expectedly is very bad. I have to pack for Milwaukee today and make a billion more phone calls to teams and companies and whatever. I am setting up interviews for clients and myself. Searching for all star tickets that wont bankrupt me to give away and figuring out how to balance any form of a personal life. My social life is as dead as dillinger but I still have my personal life to cling to from time to time. Spring is almost here again and I will once again be reintroduced to my on again off again soulmate the road. I am starting to embrace this life more and more and dare I say I may have even matured just a tad. It's a strange process going from kid agent to just an agent. I have always wondered what the reaction would be like from my clients when I lose my youth and start to "normalize" myself to the job. I hope the transition goes smoothly because at the end of the day Im still the same crazy monster I make myself out to be.

Im thankful for a new regime in washington, it was long overdue.

My iron man like streak of going to the gym for 12 days in a row is still intact. I hate eliptical machines. HATE THEM.

Saw Gran Torino and Notorious. Overrated versus worst biopic on earth. I loved biggie growing up and this movie did nothing to aid the legacy. It was like watching fat albert play a rapper.

Thats it. Well that, and I am pulling for Heath Ledger today. (can you believe it's been a year already to the day? My god he's missed.)



Two for one today movie and music

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I Dont Care If It's Old

Havent been here in 09 so here...we....go! Going to Milwaukee on friday for their fanfest, will get to see Taylor Green, Omar Aguilar and Alex Periard. Should be a good time and hope to get a lot of work done there. Getting ready for spring training. Brantley,Browning,Suomi all got big league invites last week. Trying hard to get our last two free agents signed and waiting for the industry to expand their budgets so I can more endorsement stuff finished.

The dark times are coming soon. Travel will begin again and I cant wait til it's over. I love it when Im working but man, travel takes its freaking toll.

Got a personal trainer last week and had this exchange.

Trainer: What are your personal fitness goals?
Josh: I dont really have any.
Trainer: Dont you want to change your life and feel better about yourself?
Josh: I like my life and I already feel pretty good about myself.
Trainer: Dont you want to live longer?
Josh: Not really.
Trainer: What the hell are you doing here then?
Josh: I have no idea.

Also my baseball america story finally ran and was on their homepage for the weekend. I thought Id be more excited about that moment but it is what it is. I appreciate it, I really do but it's a weird feeling. Thats all I can say

Happy new president in the oval office day.