I haven’t cared about baseball in a long time, but even I am jonesing for a flaming hot shot of Spring Training right now
It’s snowing again here in Ohio with another couple of inches expected today to go on top of the 18-inch snow base that has piled up this week. For some reason, all I could think of this morning was Spring Training and what it must be like this week for people in Florida and Arizona to know that they’re getting baseball back and the weather is pretty much perfect.
I start thinking about playing 18, having lunch, going to a Red Sox game in Fort Myers even though I’m not a Red Sox fan, having a couple of beers, stadium dog(s), and then making it back to the condo to see the sunset while listening to Pandora Yacht Rock. That’s where I’m at right now with this winter. The mind is starting to wander. I need to keep my head straight for the next two weeks until the thaw can start.
My immediate plan is simple: throw on the Genesis Open from Riviera Country Club, dive headfirst into the remaining winter projects that need to be completed before golf season and try not to think of Rawlings baseballs made in Costa Rica cracking catcher’s mitts. Oh, and it’s time for my brother to get his ass up I-75 to help install the two-keg beer system that’s built into the basement wall.
Suck it, winter. Soon you’ll be old news.
• Speaking of catchers, Buster Posey kept his arm strength while sitting out 2020 by throwing balled up diapers at his 9-year-old son. Posey decided to sit out the year after he and his wife adopted twin girls that were born eight-weeks premature. The Giants catcher will be 34 by the end of camp, and this could be his final season in San Francisco with the team holding a $22 million option in 2022.
• Weird Science: scientists have been digging under the Antarctic ice shelf and found strange creatures. Take a look at what they’ve found.
• Bill Gates is standing up for Donald Trump returning to social media and tells CNBC, “I think at some point he probably will be allowed back on and probably should be allowed back on.”
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— Cincinnati 💔 (@CincyProblems) February 17, 2021
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— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) February 18, 2021
Pitchers and catchers report today.
Carry on. pic.twitter.com/HlcOtfDxaM
— Red Sox (@RedSox) February 17, 2021
Some of the latest sights from Lake Tahoe.
— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) February 17, 2021
— Sean Brennen (@SeanyB_55) February 18, 2021
Nashville hadn’t gotten a winter storm in five years. Now we’ve had two in the same week. Ten year old is pumped. Snow coming down like crazy. pic.twitter.com/c4StvGuAgO
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 18, 2021
Fernando Tatis Jr. is picking up the tab from now on 😂 pic.twitter.com/ETUABUsAs2
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) February 18, 2021
I’ve started on the Paper Notre Dame Stadium press boxes! Mostly completing the front sides and the support structures. pic.twitter.com/01y79xtvz6
— Paper Stadiums 🏟 (@PaperStadiums) February 17, 2021
States to win a college football title since 1999 (beginning of BCS) pic.twitter.com/qbjYPq1X2k
— Kevin Pulsifer (@imPULSEivity) February 17, 2021
— TxDOT Austin (@TxDOTAustin) February 16, 2021
Damn Dallas pic.twitter.com/YEc9Pq5tzk
— Shelly Splainin’ (@sheLLbeLL_xo) February 18, 2021
Seeing Lake Hefner completely covered with ice and snow tonight was incredible. pic.twitter.com/9B2W7peXcF
— Aaron Davis (@MrDavisMedia) February 17, 2021
— Dallas Texas TV (@DallasTexasTV) February 17, 2021
Tomorrow I arrive at Jezero Crater, a dry lakebed on Mars. I’ll chart a path along its ancient shoreline, to see if it’s like similar places on Earth. I’m looking for rocks that tell a story of past microbial life. https://t.co/5RCEWdNc9b #CountdownToMars pic.twitter.com/NsNJjXHPbu
— NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover (@NASAPersevere) February 17, 2021
Kellogg's is teaming up with Shaquille O'Neal to release new Frosted Flakes with Crispy Cinnamon Basketballs in April!
— Candy Hunting (@CandyHunting) February 17, 2021
A $1,000 investment in Amazon’s IPO would be worth ~$2,190,000 today. pic.twitter.com/ufwZJq0oMG
— John Pompliano (@JohnPompliano) February 17, 2021
Fremont St & Las Vegas Blvd, 1953 pic.twitter.com/huQU4h7kYm
— Vintage Las Vegas (@summacorp) February 17, 2021