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What to write about…

…in an offseason when Ed Wade says he’s done signing?

No Andy Pettitte.  I’m not going to lie, I would have loved to have him back on the team.

No Ben Sheets.  Okay, so I didn’t really expect that one to happen anyway.

No Jack Cassel, even.  The Indians signed him.  Bye bye, my friend.  Be nice to the pretty girls at Indians’ spring training too.

I could write about MLB Network.  But I haven’t actually watched it yet–your spare time kind of goes bye-bye after you get a job that you work all the time on weekends and when you get a Wii.

I could write about the inauguration.  But the only thing I really know about it is that Josh Groban (my love!) is singing.

I could write about my life.  But my life is horribly boring and involves a lot of calculus quizzes and physics homework.

I don’t know what to write about.

However, I can tell you this: this blog will be significantly different on Opening Day.  I don’t just mean content-wise–content might change, but superficially, it will be most different.  Stick around to find out more, if you care at all.

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Ha, ha…

…wait for it…

HA!

Bye bye, Shawn Chacon.

See ya later–probably not.

It’s nice to hear Ed Wade’s side of the story.  Admittedly, it conflicts almost completely with Chacon’s, but when it comes down to believing a general manager or a player who has historically been known as a bit of a loose cannon, I’d pick Wade any day.  And I’m not saying that what either of them did–because Wade did admit that he used profanity when speaking to Chacon–was right.  I’m just saying that I would never throw my boss down in the workplace and expect not to get fired.

It’s a rubber game…

…and hopefully the outcome bounces our way.

Quickly, before I address the game, some tidbits from the Chronicle this morning.

McLane was adamant that Chacon will never return to the Astros.

“Absolutely not,” McLane said. “If you shoved a policeman down
or any other public servant, can you imagine shoving a principal in a
school? It was in full view of several players. Players pulled Chacon
and restrained him. There’s absolutely no way. You can’t defy
authority. Even if he disagreed with what they wanted him to do, he
should have had the courage to sit down and talk to him.”

And from Richard Justice’s blog:

“This wasn’t Ed Wade’s finest hour, either… To resort to yelling and cursing reflects a lack of maturity
on his part as well… The Astros were perfectly justified to punish Chacon, but Drayton
McLane would be equally justified in asking some hard questions about
Wade’s behavior. His yelling doesn’t give Chacon an excuse to resort to
violence, but it’s no way someone in his position should be behaving.

“If Chacon had only argued or yelled or used words. Anyway, the Astros went into the Chacon deal knowing there was the potential for trouble.
He’d worn his welcome out at a few stops along the way, but apparently
had never done anything like this. He’s one of those guys with all
kinds of talent, but a guy that always seems to disappoint people.”

I didn’t know that Clint Hurdle became fed up with his behavior.  I knew he was a jerk but really, Clint Hurdle didn’t like him?  That should have been a warning sign right there.  I love Clint Hurdle 🙂

So it’s really both of their faults.  Ed Wade shouldn’t have behaved like a child, and Chacon shouldn’t have behaved like a teenager.

Well, we’re not going to be able to trade him now, so I say release him and bring Runelvys Hernandez up.  They’d been wondering who to demote in his place, so just demote the loose cannon and bring up a solid guy.  He’s not Jack Cassel, though.

Back to normal life…

Went to the game on Tuesday.  It was fun.  Tried to get Josh Hamilton to sign my SI but he signed way far away from where I was standing.  That was sad.  But we won.  José Valverde gave up a homer (big surprise there), but we still won.  And last night we lost.  I didn’t watch any of it–I was watching “The Baby Borrowers”–and I’m glad.  It seemed like a frustrating game.

So hopefully they win tonight, right?  Ooh, except “Last Comic Standing” is on… I’m glad we have a TiVo.

Rox lost.  Bleh.