Ho hum, no big Thanksgiving announcements. Not that I was really expecting anything this soon, but hey, a girl can dream. Between the few bits of real news we have seen, the tantalizing but vague hints of information we get from unnamed sources, the endless fan speculation and the dissonant chorus and counter melody of all of us bloggers shouting sign him, he’ll take us back to the playoffs and no, don’t sign him, he’s an overpaid two season wonder, this all starts to sound like some sort of bizarre Hot Stove Bye, Bye Birdie…with Tony Reagins as Harvey Johnson to me:
What’s the story? Has anyone signed?
I heard the contract got inked?
Did he really sign?
Hello Mr. Crawford, this is Tony Reagins. Is Carl home?
The contract’s not inked?
What do you mean, are they crazy?
I was hoping he would!
Hello Mrs. Beltre, this is Tony Reagins. May I speak to Andre please?
They’ll be Angels forever!
I hope it won’t last.
Hey have you heard any news?
And I am right in there with every other Angels fan, reading every scrap of information I can get, speculating, hoping, worrying, whining, contributing my own little voice to the noise. Oh well, apparently we aren’t going to get another huge late November Torii Hunter level announcement this year…or are we? *crosses fingers*
Well, for the rest of today I have a decidedly less metaphorical hot stove in mind: Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, roasted butternut squash, cranberry relish and a corn bread dressing with sausage, apples and cranberries for 10, oh my! Not that I am complaining. I love the cooking and the entertaining and so does my husband. No, like the Time Warp’s pelvic thrust, it’s the dishes that really drive you insane.
In honor of this season of rumors, waiting and hoping – and of Christmas music played so early and often in the stores that it’s already stuck in my head – I subject you all to the following:
On the 12th day of Hot Stove, my GM gave to me:
12 Wild Rumors
11 Hours of Water Cooler Gossip
10 Non Committal Interviews
9 Calls to Carl Crawford
8 Bloggers Blogging
7 Arbitrations Settled
6 Hot Bats
5 Future Rings!
4 Calls to Cliff Lee
3 Relief Pitchers
2 Golden Gloves
And A Closer That Can Get the Job Done!
My apologies to Old English minstrels, or something like that.
This is meant to be more baseball (or perhaps more American League?) generic than Angels specific…and was intended to drive the refrain from my head, where it has been stuck since I made up the first and last lines several days ago…but, if I can give a few of you a chuckle or two, then I am happy.