Thursday, March 18, 2010
There's no use in trying
There's really no use in trying to catch up. I'm never going to do it.
I'm even slacking in the blog arena, which is usually the only area that escapes neglect in times of frenzy. But people are holding contests and box breaks all over the place and not only do I not have the time or the cash to join them, but I can't even keep track of which ones are which. At the risk of getting this all wrong, Offy's Sports Site is holding a contest, Nachos Grande is holding a box break, Crawford Cards and Sewing Machine Cards is holding some joint monthly box break thing, Mojo and Beardy are asking people both to pick winners in the NCAA Tournament and RAP FOR CARDS, while madding is just asking for people to pick winners in the NCAA Tournament.
Damn, I'm winded.
You guys have to do all of this in MARCH? (Yes, I know the tournament is in March. That's a whole other issue). I get one day a week off in March. If I'm lucky. Plus, it's about the busiest month of the year from a personal-life standpoint, too.
So, no I won't be participating in any of it. Don't be offended. If it was a less busy, more profitable time of the year, I'd be there. Well, except for rapping on video. I never have time to do that.
Here is another area I've been neglectful in: the Dodgers.
If you tune into this blog for Dodger updates, you've been sorely disappointed ... oh, since October.
Sorry, out of sight, out of mind, you know. I need to see actual ballgames to get in the spirit. But just to get myself up to speed, here's the rundown:
Russell J.'s got groin issues, Belisario's got visa issues, Cory Wade's got shoulder issues. Eric Gagne was sent down. Scott Elbert was sent down. The Dodgers have two guys named Ortiz trying to win the No. 5 starter spot. The Dodgers' all-decade team matched mine almost exactly, except for the catching position. But none of it means much because Opening Day is 18 days away.
Finally, I've been sitting on some trades for awhile. Here is one that probably arrived two weeks ago. My profuse apologies.
This package is from Dustin. His full name is the same as one of the most famous actors of all time. I mailed a return package to him last week. Like a full-on geek, I waited for the postal guy to notice the name on the address label and make a comment. I mean, like he cares. But also, I'm sure Dustin goes to the post office hoping no one notices the address label, so he doesn't have to hear the same "I'm walkin' here!" quote for the 97 millionth time.
So, yeah, I'm an idiot. Maybe I SHOULD do that rap video.
Dustin was kind enough to send a bunch of Dodgers, and dug up some nice want list stuff, as well as items for my player collection. I really should have scanned more cards.
I already mentioned that he sent a '75 Ron Cey mini, that I am going to send to Mr. Cey to get autographed. Dustin also sent a few more Ceys, including this one that I didn't have:
The next card is a key one, and the last card that I'm showing although I neglected to show the Fleer Star Sticker Madlock, the Score Select needs, the Victory needs, the Fleer Ultra needs, the Bowman needs, the Pacific online card, the EDDIE STANKY card, the ...
That's it. Thanks, Dustin. Now, go sign up for the box breaks and enter the contests. I'll be sleeping and slaving. Not necessarily in that order.