Phillies SP: Jeff Manship
Things to Think About:
1. Daylight Savings Time:
This isn't a 1:05 (Eastern Time) Start... It's a 12:05 start. The body clock doesn't just change with a snap of the fingers. This means its really a 9:05 start in Thousand Oaks California. On top of that... You are talking about Young Players. When I was the age of the majority of these players. Sleeping until Noon was done with such ease. Sean Gilmartin is 23 Years old and he's from Thousand Oaks California. Take Daylight Savings, His Age and living in the Pacific Time Zone.
Gilmartin is gonna be worthless today!!! It might as well be a 5AM start.
It's no secret that I've always been a fan. I'm gonna be quietly hoping he does good things against my team. I like the way he plays the game!
3. Jeff Manship
Man Ship... I believe most boats are named after girls.
Jeff has been tossed aside by the Twins and Rockies of late. He's hanging on to his career right now with a minor league deal with the Phillies. It's Drama if you think about it. Baseball is reality TV at its best. Who get eliminated from the "Biggest Loser"... "American Idol"... "the Apprentice"... "Survivor".
Americans want to know who is getting eliminated... Baseball has elimination bursting at the seems in Spring Training for guys like Manship. My wife would watch if Baseball was presented like the Bachelor or something.
4. The Trap Door Exit
In the reality Show theme... Myself... I'd be in favor of a trap door for all baseball cuts.
Studio Audience all hushed... Drum Roll... Host says "Sam Deduno... Please come forward and stand on the trap door... Long dramatic pause... The camera focuses on Sam's face. He's trying to be cool. His lip quivers a bit because he knows that his dreams could end right here. He looks down at the trap door and then straight ahead. The camera switches over to the audience. The camera pans in for a close up of a young beautiful girl and her hands clasped together in prayer and her eyes shut... The drum roll continues. From the silence... Someone in the audience shouts out... We love you Sam!!! Camera quickly goes back to Sam... He smiles but quickly goes back to nervous... The drum rolls continues... The camera switches to the panel of judges. Terry Ryan... Rob Antony... Ron Gardenhire... Paul Molitor... Tom Kelly and Thrylos. The drum roll continues... The drummer... Nearly exhausted... Yells out... "Come on Already... I can't do this all day"
The Host says... Sam Deduno... "You Are... Safe"
The audience goes nuts... The panel of judges stands up and claps with very approving looks on their faces. Sam rushes into the arms of his teammates. The Bumper Music plays as the camera stays on Deduno hugging and high fiving his teammates. He High Fives Jason Kubel while hugging Scott Diamond...He Peels off of Diamond into the Arms of Trevor Plouffe and a double high five with Mike Pelfrey left hand and Pedro Florimon right hand... Waiting in line for a hug is Brick Tamland... He kisses Sam on the lips. Sam pauses and wonders who that was. And is quickly fist bumped by Aaron Hicks as they fade to commercial.
5. Daylight Savings Time:
How thoughtful of someone to decide to snatch an hour out of my life... All our lives (except Chief)... Hold it and give it back to me in the Fall. I hope that hour comes back in decent shape. I hope it doesn't come back wrinkled or with stains on it.
It it also occurs to me... If it's your Birthday today. Your Birthday is only 23 hours long. Everybody else gets at least 24 Hours. That Sucks for You and there isn't anything you can do about it. Well... There is one thing... You could move in with Chief. Living in Tucson... He gets Savings time immunity.
There is one nice thing about Daylight Savings time!!! My clock will be correct again. Changing the Time on my Alarm Clock is complicated. It has a bunch of tiny buttons and they are not clearly labeled. I used to adjust the time using the instructions. I didn't do it very often so I didn't memorize the process and then I lost the instructions. So... My alarm clock has been off all Winter... All Winter... I had to quick math every morning. "It says 7:14... It's really 6:14. I can sleep another 15 minutes. Ah hell... I'm awake doing math... Might as well get up".
Today my Alarm Clock is correct again. However... My watch is now off and as of this moment... I can't find the instructions for changing the time on my watch!!!
Edited by Riverbrian, 09 March 2014 - 10:10 AM.