With the first appearance of The Large Father to Spring Training, it's official; Baseball season can begin.
Sporting a 'do that is eerily reminiscent of one Manny Ramirez, Big Papi is sort of like Phil the Gopher on Groundhog Day; once he pops up, the day is in the books. Joining Ortiz a few days early were Mikey Lowell, JD Drew, The Munchkin, Youk, and Jacoby Ellsbury. It's nice to see the fellas are as ready to get this thing started as all of us nutjob fans are.
Still to come? The arrival of Planet Manny to camp; why is it I imagine him rolling into Ft. Myers in the Batmobile with bright orange hair and a pet alligator? C'mon. I CAN'T be the only one.
On a personal front, the miracle of miracles happened today; my accountant called and I actually OVERPAID on my estimated taxes last year, so I'm getting an honest to God refund.
I'm not letting the fact I made less money, paid more insurance, and had higher medical bills harsh my mellow.
I fought the law.
And I won.