Good Wednesday evening to you all, hope that looking forward to the weekend as much as I am.
I hate February. Or, as my wife likes to call it, Febrrrrarrrry. For me, even more so the last few years, I have dreaded the month of February. It is a dreary, boring, gray kind of month and I can never wait until it ends.
Yes, spring training has started, I am well aware of that. You don't see highlights of guys working out. (well, I don't go looking for those kind of highlights anyhow) Saturday is a day I'm looking forward to, because I'll get to see highlights of actual spring training games. For me, that means we're getting close to the real thing.
I guess you could call what I had the "February blues". What cures the February blues? A package that arrives out of the blue. I had no idea that Max (Jacobmrly) from the soon to be started Starting Nine blog was sending me a package of goodies totally unannounced, unsolicited, and unexpected.
There was more, Blue Jays of course. You may have seen on this post over at Night Owl Cards yesterday that I had moved a Joe Carter RC from the '84 Donruss set Greg's way. Well, I got a pretty cool card of Joe Carter today in this package...
This next card is of a guy that we may see in a Jays uniform this September....
2010 started in high A Dunedin, where he hit a measly .193 in 41 games. He was then moved up to AA New Hampshire where he promptly hit .273 in 61 games. Adeiny then starts 2011 in New Hampshire where he hits .235 in 111 games, then gets a promotion to AAA Las Vegas where he promptly hits .389 and has an OPS of .968 in 25 games. I knew the PCL inflated stats, but wow!!
I guess most of you could tell by my writing lately that the February blahs had gotten into me. They do every year. I know that when I see the calendar tomorrow and it says March 1st that my mood will immediately improve. I'm still expecting one more blast of snow to come our way, but soon enough, it will be gone, and my favorite time of the year will be here.
Get ready kids....summer is coming!!
Max, thank you very much for the unexpected goodies!! Very much appreciated.
Thanks for reading, Robert