The day has finally come. Pitchers and Catchers Report Day. One of the holiest of holidays on the baseball fan's calendar.
Okay, so sure, most of the pitchers and catchers have already been there in Florida for a week now. And sure, most of the position players are right there with them, taking early ground balls at positions they've never played before and just generally getting into TBSOML. None of that matters.
I'm excited, folks. No, scratch that. I'm more than excited. I am pumped. I'm jacked. I'm, um, how about scorched? Is that a word that construes excitement? If not, it should be. Proclamation: from now on, all VEB members will refer to states of extreme excitement as being scorched. The Baron has spoken.
Scorched may not even be enough. I'm literally giddy with anticipation. I'm like Tony Robbins getting laid on Christmas morning in the middle of Disney World. That's how excited I am to find myself typing this missive to you all on this holy day.
I have no topic today; a topic would really only cheapen the moment. What I do have, however, is about two and a half hours of free time, so let's chat. On-topic, off-topic, I frankly don't give a damn. Let's see if we can't bring down the servers with the traffic today. Actually, make that two and a half hours, a cup of oolong tea, half a Yoo-Hoo in the fridge, the Hot Stove show on MLB Network on the television, and a bowl of Spaghetti-O's. Let's rock.
The Baron's Playlist for the 17th of February, 2010 - Valentine's Day is Over
"I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)" - Nina Simone
"Heartbroke" - The Good Life
"White Blank Page" - Mumford & Sons (Seriously, listen to this song. Right effing now.)
"Nothing Better" - The Postal Service
"Hello Darlin'" - Conway Twitty
"Sometime Around Midnight" - The Airborne Toxic Event
"Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space" - Spiritualized
"Why Can't He Be You?" - Patsy Cline
"Make War" - Bright Eyes
"Paper Thin Hotel" - Leonard Cohen
"Just the Motion" - Richard and Linda Thompson
"One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)" - Frank Sinatra
"Beer" - Reel Big Fish
"A Man/Me/Then Jim" - Rilo Kiley
"Tell It to Me" - Tom Waits