Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Dodgers Offer Manny Many Millions

Twenty five million dollars, to be exact. That's how much they're willing to pay the slugger for the 2009 season. Considering the state of this offseason's free agent market, if I were Manny (and I'm glad I'm not), I would literally pounce on the offer. Take the money and run, Manny. I'm glad you'll be in the National League.

I was able to buy an excellent pair of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band tickets for the April 24th show right here in Hartford. They're in a perfect location but they cost a pretty penny, a ton of pennies, in fact. I and many friends found that Ticketmaster's website was almost shut down by the sheer volume of hits and by the time the system returned to it's normal slowness, all the good seats were gone. But I had a contingency plan in place and implemented it immediately. By 10:40 on Tuesday, about 40 minutes after Ticketmaster started to sell the tickets (the show sold out in half an hour...that's 16,580 seats in 30 minutes), I was golden with a prized pair of ducats, with the section, row and seat numbers included. They'll be here on Wednesday, so I'll be watching that mailbox like a hawk. I'm a little poorer than I was 24 hours ago, but my happiness more than makes up for it. That's Bruce for you! Let's see, this will be show number sixty for me. Remember, that might sound like a lot but I've been going to Bruce shows since 1974, before his BORN TO RUN 1975 national emergence to superstardom. He's been one of the greatest songwriters for thirty five years now. It doesn't seem possible, but it is. His last three albums, all of them released in the 21st century, have maintained his supreme standard of excellence. I salute him.

Any Red Sox news is either slim or none, so I'll make this a short post. There are only nine days left until pitchers and catchers report to sunny and warm Fort Myers. Time flies, doesn't it? You can click on the title of this post to link with the SI Red Sox page. You'll have your pick of many articles from all kinds of media. As always, BE WELL. L'chaim..to life.

2 Comments:

At 2/03/2009 12:34 PM, Blogger Suldog said...

25 million? He'd better jump on that with both feet. He won't find better, at least not in a place where he won't be unmercifully scrutinized by the fans and media and still have a chance to win.

 
At 2/04/2009 5:03 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Agreed, Sully....it should be an instantaneous decision. Joe Torre can have him.

 

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