The tulips are too excitable, it is winter here.
Look how white everything is, how quiet, how snowed-in.
I am learning peacefulness, lying by myself quietly
As the light lies on these white walls, this bed, these hands.
I am nobody; I have nothing to do with explosions.
I have given my name and my day-clothes up to the nurses
And my history to the anesthetist and my body to surgeons.
I miss baseball.
what else is going on in baseball...
- Cy Young Award winners too close to call | MLB.com
- Todd Frazier wins Heart & Hustle Award | MLB.com
- David Ortiz officially retires from baseball | MLB.com
- BBWAA AL and NL Managers of the Year announced | MLB.com
- Joc Pederson fulfilled his dream and practiced with the L.A. Rams | MLB.com
- World Baseball Classic schedule announced | MLB.com
- Astros Sign Charlie Morton; AL West Lefties Rejoice | FanGraphs Baseball
- Don Cooper on Pitch Usage and Percentages | FanGraphs Baseball
- Why Do We Vote for Manager of the Year So Early? | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Season’s Biggest Upset | FanGraphs Baseball
- Gary Sanchez Was the Rookie of Your Heart | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Risk of a Justin Turner Deal | FanGraphs Baseball
- The 2017 World Baseball Classic schedule is out | SBNation.com
- Here’s what you should expect from the average Rookie of the Year winner | SBNation.com
- The Braves should sell the farm for Chris Sale | MLB Daily Dish
- Corey Seager, Michael Fulmer named MLB rookies of the year | SBNation.com
- Jeremy Hellickson, Neil Walker accept qualifying offers, pass on MLB free agency | SBNation.com
- An Amazin' Cy Young in '17? Checking in on Mets' injury-riddled aces | Mets Blog | ESPN
- Miami Marlins Triple-A affiliate renamed to New Orleans Baby Cakes | ESPN
- How do the Miami Marlins move on without Jose Fernandez? | ESPN
- Rookie of the Year? Who cares? Gary Sanchez is face of Yankees | Yankees Blog | ESPN
- NL awards debate -- Nothing but Nationals, Cubs and Dodgers | ESPN
what the cardinals are up to...
- Forget Cubs, Cardinals chasing defensive fixes this offseason | St Louis Cardinals | ESPN
- BenFred's 5: Should Reddick be on the Cardinals' radar? | Ben Frederickson | stltoday.com
- BenFred: Add a shortstop? Makes no sense for Cardinals | Ben Frederickson | stltoday.com
- Cards-Cubs opener moved to Sunday April 2; Walden signs with Braves | Cardinal Beat | stltoday.com
- 10 Unforgettable Cardinals Shortstops | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- If the White Sox Make Chris Sale Available, the Cardinals Should Jump In | 101Sports.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- This kid promised his friends they could rip out his tooth if the Cubs won the World Series | SBNation.com
- It's time the Cubs embrace their true identity -- baseball superpower | ESPN