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Monday, March 10, 2008

It's only Spring Training. It's only Spring Training.

I know how you feel, JD.

Yeah, it's only Spring Training, and the Devil Rays, I mean RAYS, are in first place in the AL with a 7-3 record. But do we have to be 3-8, sitting dead last? I'd be happy with middle of the pack by now.

I know they don't count. I realize the teams use Spring Training to work out the kinks, decide on final spots, and get guys ready for April. But man, does it suck to just keep losing. For my mental state alone, they need to roll off a 3 game winning streak, Manny needs to deposit one onto the highway, and Timlin has GOT to put one in somebodies ear hole, laughing like a serial killer the entire time.

Otherwise, I'm gonna go into a state of depression that only a Josh Beckett vs. Ryan Howard Hell in a Cell match up can make go away.

As I tucked Ciera into bed, said prayers with her, and got up to leave tonight, I learned I'm about to enter the frog breeding business.

Turns out Ciera's friend Alexia, who lives next door, has talked her Dad into buying her a pair of frogs tomorrow, male and female. Alexia will keep the male, Ciera the female, and after a few weeks, they will, in Ciera's words, "mate".

You could see the vapor trail I left in my wake as I left her room.

I don't WANNA raise tadpoles; I've already got her, Rakes, and Trot to deal with.

As far as the BIGGER issue goes, how in the world does she know what "mate" means? And what am I gonna do about it?

Sounds like a job for Mom.

I'm not waking her up tonight, but you can bet your mortgage payment we're having a talk in the morning.

25 comments:

Tree Newt said...

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

O man, I wish I could have been there for that one!

Ted D said...

Yuck it up, little brother.

Your daughter will get there sooner than you think.

And I'll be off in the corner, pointing and laughing. ;)

Tree Newt said...

I know, I know...but it's still classic. You have to admit, you are a tad more tense than me. I bet you haven't moved that fast since...well, in a long time.

Ted D said...

It was back in October, 2004.

I vaulted completely over the bed and landed on the floor when Foulke threw the ball to typo.

Like I said, yuck it up. Just wait, bro.

Just wait. ;)

Tex said...

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Tex said...

You have to admit, you are a tadPOLE more tense than me.


fixed :)

~**Dawn**~ said...

There is just never a dull moment at the Ted homestead is there. I bet your eyes darn near bugged out of your head.

Here is my coping mechanism for Spring Training:
We are doing very well with the starters in. It's just these kids that aren't ready for the bigs (clearly). I will panic if we still can't win once most of the cuts are made & the starters are playing more than four innings.

I have no solution for the Beckett situation though. I'll be in the corner rocking out like Tito.

Ted D said...

Hey Tex!

Wondering where you were.

You can stop with the frog isms anytime. ;)

Never a dull moment, Dawn. What kills me is they come out of nowhere; I'm not exactly expecting that conversation at 9 at night, you know?

I agree with you 100% on the games; I just want some more wins, thats all. Just to make me feel a little better.

Edge of Design said...

Oh how funny! Sorry, don't mean to laugh at your expense. I have a funny feeling you don't know half of what she learns from her peers. IKES! huh?

Ted D said...

Edge, I want to know, but I really don't want to know.

You know?

Tex said...

http://allaboutfrogs.org/info/doctor/first.html

perhaps Ciera needs to read this. Seriously...Its not that im against kids having pets BUT if a kid wants a pet...YOU have to MAKE them be responsible. I remember wanting pets and my parents refused to do all the stuff that went with it. Kids need to see the fun as well as the work that goes into having a pet.

Stacy said...

As far as I know, she and cousin Jerry weren't discussing this at lunch on Sunday.

Just repeat to yourself: it's only spring training...it's only spring training....etc.

Ted D said...

Tex, I just pulled in the driveway and I'm greeted by Ciera and Alexia, with fish bowl with 2 frogs in it.

Thankfully, they are staying at Alexia's house.

Stacy, they won today. The suns shining a little brighter. ;)

Wayne's World said...

Heya Ted. Missed your last few posts (for pretty much the same reasons I haven't been blogging lately). Snow was nuts man. Not in a bad way though, but then again I wasn't trying to drive around in it either. (Thankfully). Today's outing cleared a bit more of my concerns up. We were able to win a close game...

jason said...

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Tex said...

Ted you DO KNOW you can delete Jason's comments? Im not sure who this dude is or what to do...i dont think the word verification can keep him from posting either...but i see the word verification access

Ted D said...

Hey Wayne. Good to see you around, and I'm glad to hear you made it through OK.

Tex, the guy spammed me 8 other times, one after the other, in about 15 minutes. I think the word verification does slow it down, becase most of the time they somehow spam a bunch at the same time. If you don't have the word verification up, I think they can do it much easier.

But I did delete 7 other comments that were IDENTICAL to the one he left.

Tex said...

we shoot people for lesser things in Texas.



Im just sayin :)

Ted D said...

If you're offering, I'm hiring. ;)

Christine E. said...

Evening everyone....

I am with tree newt....tehehehehe

Had an interesting brush with the S*X thing with my 9 year old stepdaughter the other night..we were watching this "how things are mad" show and they were talking about fish farming--and they showed how they squeeze the eggs out of the girl fishes, and when they got to the boy fishes, she asked me, what is that? and I say, "its what makes the eggs grow" LOL

Successfully dodged THAT one...

I'm with you Ted, Its spring training, and already they are making me NUTSO--just gotta hang in there...

Hope you are well!

2 more weeks!

Ted D said...

Thanks, Dawn. Side with my little brother. ;)

Nice job on the dodge, btw. Better than me; I just left the room!!

I KNOW ST games mean nothing, but I just don't like losing, period.

Christine E. said...

Ted:

I know I have been not been around awhile...but calling me Dawn...I haven't been gone THAT long...LOL

And NO offense meant to Dawn--Just amused you got us mixed up...

Hang in there, wait until she starts to DATE...LOL

Ted D said...

Crap!

VERY sorry, Christine. I'd just got done reading her blog when I commented. I apologize!

You miss one day and I start to get confused, Christine. ;)

Dating? There will be NO dating if I have anything to say about it.

Christine E. said...

No worries...just thought it was funny...

But I understand, being under "daughter/spring training" duress...LOL

Hope all is well!

Ted D said...

It's all good, Christine.

Thanks!

Yeah, that "daughter on the cusp of teenager" and the start of the season?

Not the best combination. ;)