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It’s a bright sunshiny day here in the mountains and I find my thoughts filled with sports.  Surely spring isn’t far away…

Is anybody else out there like me; not interested in the Olympics this year?   I usually am glued to the TV when the Olympics are on but for some reason I just can’t seem to get into watching them this year.  Maybe it’s the coverage…I miss when ABC covered the Olympics and in my honest opinion, the coverage of the games has gone steadily downhill from the first year NBC took over.

I’m going to say this once and then I’m not going to say anything else about it–leave Tiger Woods alone!  He doesn’t owe anyone an apology except his wife and family.  Yes, he made numerous mistakes but absolutely no one has the right to judge him especially when most of the people who are slamming him have probably done much worse things to the people in their life.

Okay, now, on to better things…today’s the day when pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training.  Woo-hoo!  That means the other players will report next week and it won’t be long until the boys of summer are playing again.  Yippee!

And for those of you who are eagerly awaiting the upcoming baseball season as I am, here’s a little glimpse of what we’ve been missing over this long, long, l-o-o-o-n-g winter:

Doesn’t get much better than that, does it?   Well, maybe if you’re not a Red Sox fan, it does, but for me, that picture is the best.  Here’s to an early spring, a baseball season that’s longer than this horrible winter (which, unfortunately, isn’t over yet), and days full of sunshine and warmth!

Oh yeah, and Go Sox!

It’s snowing here again and though I’ll admit it’s pretty, I just want it to stop.  Don’t get me wrong, I love snow but I’ve had enough.  It is not supposed to snow this much in the South!  I wouldn’t mind if I still lived in Maine–at least I think I wouldn’t!–but down here in the South I don’t like seeing all this white stuff fall from the sky.  Not only does it create problems driving, but it seriously creates problems at home.  Hardwood floors, dogs, and snow are not a pretty mix!

So please, someone make it stop!

And while we’re talking about stopping, I saw an article on-line this morning about a remake–gah!  I hate that word!–of The Big Valley.  Sheesh.  To make matters worse, the article also mentioned they’re working on a remake–there’s that awful word again!–of Gunsmoke.  What?  Are all the writers/directors/producers in Hollywood against making movies with original ideas?  Have they all embraced some new religion that practices redundancy while it spurns originality?

Is it any wonder I don’t go to the movies anymore?  Apparently, there’s nothing new under the sun in Hollywood.  It’s all been done before, and done better, I might add, and I have no interest in seeing the movie stars of today butcher the roles of the great actors of the past.

Okay, now that I got that out of my system, here’s something I don’t want to stop–today is Spring Training Truck Day at Fenway!  Yay!  You know what that means, don’t you?  Yep, the trucks are on their way to Ft. Myers, Florida and baseball season is just around the corner.

Now there’s something to look forward to!

Another thing I don’t want to stop is the progress I’m making on my latest WIP.  I just hit 35,000 words which means I should be at 40,000 when I finish the first half of the book.  Just where I hoped.  Yippee! 

Okay, back to work…


Opening day at Fenway was supposed to be today, but unfortunately, Mother Nature has interfered.  They’re predicting heavy rain in Boston for this afternoon so the game has been postponed until tomorrow.  Oh well, at least it’s not snow and hopefully, ESPN2 will broadcast the re-scheduled game between the Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays.

So, opening day for my team has been postponed, but I did get a taste of my beloved baseball last night with the game between the Braves and the Phillies.  Great game and may I just say, I apologize to the Braves for the many times I’ve referred to them as the most boring team in MLB.  After last night, I think I might have to eat my words.    

Okay, back to trying to figure out my elevator speech for 31DBBB.  I think I’ve almost got it!

Edited to add:  This above picture has been getting a lot of hits on my blog from people searching for “Boston Red Sox Fenway Park,” or some variation of those words, and I thought it might be a good idea to acknowledge the photographer.  Problem is, I got it from PhotoBucket and a couple of days after I used it here, it disappeared from my album.  When I went back to see if I could find it again, I did, but it was credited to various people so…thanks to whoever took this shot and posted it on PhotoBucket!

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