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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

OK. We Can Start Now

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.

27 comments:

Tex said...

so now you're Thoreau??

Ted D said...

Who's Thoreau?

Didn't he used to pitch for the Oriole's? ;)

Christine E. said...

Evening everyone:

Congrats on your tax refund..hopeing I will get one as well..:-)

I could totally see Manny--except his hair is purple...;-)

And I thought Thoreau pitched for Minnesota? LOL

Hope you are well!

Go Sox!

Tex said...

::rolls eyes:: a swing and a miss

scott h said...

Tax refund = IRS audit

HorshamScouse said...

It's like my cheque from the VSP: even though it's your money it still feels like a gift:)

Tree Newt said...

Bub, the Feds would be wasting their time on Jr. or myself. It's not worth the effort for the return.

Thoreau....oh my...I can't help but chuckle at that one!

~**Dawn**~ said...

Lowell Lowell Lowell Lowell Lowell Lowell
::drool::

Redbeard76 said...

El Pere Gigante! Muy bueno!

Instead of Tek Money, maybe we should call you Ted Money. Ah the wonders of the American tax system.

Ted D said...

Hey Christine, first year ever I got a refund was last year, and it was just a few dollars. We can thank the falling economy for this years. Thoreau pitched for the Twins? Thought for sure it was the O's. ;)

What, Tex? Did I miss something?

Matt's right Bub. This year they are laughing at us.

Easy Dawn. You may want to lie down or something. ;)

Stephen, I don't know why I'm giddy about getting back my own money, but I am.

~**Dawn**~ said...

I'm sorry. Dawn is either away frmo her computer trailing hopelessly after Mike Lowell, or staring with glazed eyes at his photo on her blog right now. Please leave a message & she will get back to you sometime in November...

;-)

Ted D said...

Dawn, you may want to consider getting professional help.

~**Dawn**~ said...

Help with what? =P

Ted D said...

Nothing, Dawn.

Nothing at all. ;)

~**Dawn**~ said...

That's what I *thought*.
=P

Ted D said...

Dawn, my sister Stacy loves Senior Doubles as well.

You may have to fight her for him. Don't worry; she's got a weak left hook, so you should be fine. ;)

~**Dawn**~ said...

I called dibs when we signed him, before we even knew what a gem he was. Step away from the Lowell & no one gets hurt. ;-)

Ted D said...

I'll pass the warning along, Dawn. :p

Krystle THE Red Sox Oasis said...

Manny's in town.

The season can begin.

Ted D said...

Saw that Krystle.

Typical Manny, he shows up and leaves 30 minutes later!

Stacy said...

Who says I have a weak left hook? :)

Congrats on the refund. Two years in a row? Bub's right; you'll probably get audited. :)

Ted D said...

Your husband. ;)

Stop with the auditing, though they can look if they want. My nose is clean. ;)

Bickley said...

Huzzah for tax refunds!

Is that the Dropkick Murphys I see at the top of your page?? Woot! I'm going to see them in Dallas on March 8th. They better play TESSIE!!!

Ted D said...

Hey Bickley.

It's Pap and Timlin dancing while the DKM's played at the Victory Parade.

I can almost guarantee you they'll play Tessie.

Krystle THE Red Sox Oasis said...

in his white Cadillac Escalade truck look-a-like...

Beth said...

Not the batmobile, but a pretty sweet ride:
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/02_20_08_spring_training_arrive/

Ted D said...

Beth, I was close! I saw that earlier when I was surfing around.

Manny kills me.