By now, we’ve gotten over the disappointment of Victor Martinez signing with Detroit.  Soon, we’ll have to get over Adrian Beltre signing with another team.  For now, we must be content with the Sox plucking Jordan Parraz from the waiver wire scrap heap.  Something has got to happen.  I guess we trust Tito when he tells us to “let the winter play out.”  If you’re bored, I don’t blame you.  Thank goodness for the Patriots and the Celtics.  Unfortunately, those two teams don’t play every day like the PawSox and Red Sox.  As a result, I find myself bored to tears most nights during the offseason.  Sunday is good because there’s plenty of football to watch.  Monday night, you have the NFL and college basketball.  After that, Tuesday night I watch “Chopped” on the Food Network.  Four chefs compete for a ten thousand dollar prize by preparing an appetizer, entree and dessert with a basket of mystery ingredients.  It isn’t odd to find an ostrich egg, popcorn or squid in the basket.  Hey, I know, but I am bored.  Wednesday, I watch whatever game is on.  Thursday night I play “pitch” with a group of guys at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Middletown, RI.  (I am currently the leading point getter in the league.  Unfortunately, I have no chance to win the points title, since I miss the final two months of the card season, when baseball restarts.)  The weekends are again good for college sports on Saturday.  If it sounds dull, it is.  Although I’m not ready to start up yet with baseball, by New Years Day, I will be.  The Holidays keep me busy, but by January 1, I am chomping at the bit.

     As you may know, I enjoy going to the movies.  “Due Date” with Robert Downey and Zach Galifianakis is the best one I’ve seen lately.  Very funny.  Look forwad to watching my all-time favorite movie very soon.  Now that Thanksgiving is over, I feel like it’s ok to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life.”   I’ve seen it at least a hundred times.  Love it and never get tired of it.

     Had a nice Thanksgiving.  Hope you did, too.  Been busy this fall.  My father Tom celebrated his 85th birthday in October.  My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in early November and my mother, Lucille just had her ??th birthday.  Lots of good times.  Nice for a change.  Be that as it may, I’ll be happy with some baseball news.  It’ll give me something to blog about. 



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