End of Season
Thanks for all of the great comments on my first blog…Sorry for the delay on getting to my second entry, but here it goes.
When the end of the baseball season comes to a close my list of things to do grows larger and larger. It is a sad time because you think about all the goals you wanted to accomplish, both as a team and as an individual, and realize that the season is over and you have to wait until the next year starting from scratch.
Baseball is a team sport but if you don’t do well as an individual you can’t help the team win. Also, if you do poorly as an individual you might find yourself looking for a new profession! If someone would have told me I would hit 29 home runs and score 97 runs this year I would have laughed and said I WISH. Now that it’s over and I am recapping the season, I am very disappointed and angry that I didn’t hit 30 and score 100. Funny how that works. The six games that I missed during the last road trip might have played a big part in coming up just short. At least I have a goal for next year and something to think about all off season.
As I was closing my accounts for electricity, TV, lease, packing to head to Louisiana, and finishing all of my business at the ballpark my phone was ringing off the hook with news that the Rangers were not going to offer a contract to Kenny Rogers and GM John Hart was stepping down. It will be different not seeing Kenny pitch in a Rangers uniform next year. As a team it will be tough to lose your ace on the pitching staff. I wish him well wherever he goes as he will be missed on the club. I think Kenny will have success and may be better suited as a number 2 starter for a number of teams.
As far as the General Manager position, it will be interesting to watch as Jon Daniels takes over. It is a tough position to be in. If the team does well the GM goes unnoticed, if the team does poorly, the GM takes the blame. I’ve dealt with Jon last year through contract negotiations and couldn’t have been happier with the way he conducted business. I have confidence in his abilities and think he will do well. Does Theo Epstein ring a bell? Boston won the World Series a few years after he took over so the fact that Jon is only 28 years old doesn’t make him less qualified.
Thanks for checking in with me. I’m back home in Louisiana, will be out assessing Katrina damage over the next month. I will also be making a slew of radio appearances over the next few weeks discussing the playoffs and my nonprofit Catch 22 for Blue. Make sure to keep checking the blog, I’ll do my best to keep it updated regularly over the offseason.
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