A blog post every few months? Sounds reasonable to me


February 3, seriously? Is that how long it’s been since I posted anything here? WTF?

Even most of my tweets are spaced months apart.

How hard is it to tweet? Am I really that lazy?

The facts speak for themselves: Yes, I really am that lazy. Not quite as lazy as the cat pictured above, but not too far off either.

To help illustrate how lazy — but kind of accurate I can be — here’s an item from a preseason baseball preview I wrote but never got around to posting:

“Mariners: Landing Cliff Lee added excitement to the hot stove league but I just don’t see enough punch in the offense to make a legit run at the Angels. Casey Kotchman as the No. 3 hitter? Counting on Milton Bradley as the cleanup man? Throwing at-bats away on Ken Griffey Jr.? Pitching, defense and character are all nice but scoring runs is pretty important too and the M’s just won’t put enough crooked numbers on the board to pop champagne in October.”

Personally, I think that prediction is playing out and will hold up.

Then again, I also predicted that the Rangers would fall flat so my crystal ball has a few big cracks in it. Wash, sorry I ever doubted you.

There are some halfway decent excuses for the lack of posts that have popped up since the last time I blogged.

We celebrated my son’s first birthday with two big parties, there was a death in the family, and I found out that my wife and I are expecting another rugrat in December.

The last item has put me on a mission to convert the Man Room into a nursery and clear out a ton of clutter I’ve built up over the years. Even I’m amazed at just how much crap I own.

The local Goodwill store could probably open an entire wing for the stuff I’ve donated over the past couple of months and there’s more to come.

On to the random notes …

* For some twisted reason I want to try the spaghetti and meatball on a stick being served at the Alameda County Fair this year. Maybe it’s morbid curiosity or a deep-seeded urge to have a heart attack before I hit 40.

* What kind of sports fan have I become? I only watched one quarter of the NBA playoffs this year. At least it was the fourth quarter of Game 7 of the Finals. Did I miss anything important? I get the feeling that I saw all I needed to see.

* The San Francisco Chronicle seems to be shifting all their sports columnists to the “exclusive to print edition” realm. I hope no one is actually ponying up any money for immediate access to this stuff on the Web. Pay top dollar for a heaping helping of Ray Ratto’s hot air? No thanks.

* I love the Golden State Warriors’ new logo and uniforms. Unfortunately the same burned out coach, uninspired front office and most of the mediocre players from last season will be back. At least they’ll look sharp while they lose. Note to Ronny Turiaf: You have not been forgiven for snubbing me and my son at the Oakland Zoo this spring. It was nice to see the Lakers win another title without your overrated butt at the end of their bench.

* My 14-month-old son plays with Legos, which seems perfectly normal to me. I, on the other hand, wear Legos which seems a little odd even to me. But how could I pass up on this Darth Vader Lego watch (http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=2851190)?

* In my next life I’m passing on college. If I can do it all over again I’m going to join the team at In-N-Out Burger and work my way up to manager. Managers make an average of just under $100,000 a year (http://www.in-n-out.com/employment_restaurant.asp). Yeah, that’s right. A hundred grand just for slopping out animal style burgers and fries.

* I have to admit that I’m intrigued by the Reds who just whipped my hapless A’s. Cinci’s offense can match up with just about anyone and while most teams with playoff aspirations will be trying to trade for pitching at the deadline the Reds have power pitchers Homer Bailey, Edinson Volquez, and Aroldis Chapman working their way up to the big league roster. One way or another the Reds should get a major shot in the arm without having to deal any top prospects.

* Speaking of the A’s, it’s been so long since I posted anything here that a ton of action has flown by without any comment. Entering June in first place was a welcome surprise. Seeing injuries shred the roster was no surprise and the entire month has been a major disappointment. I say tarp the second deck … and the bleachers too while you’re at it. Sadly, almost no one is going to A’s games. Even sadder is the fact that they’re not really missing anything right now.