Yesterday, I was going to take in a game at Hi Corbett Field here in Tucson between the Rockies and the White Sox. Then today, I was thinking of driving up to Phoenix to catch the last Cactus League game for the A's before they head home to the Bay Area.
But then I got sick. I spent yesterday just lying around watching TV, nursing a low grade fever and a stuffy head. I felt better today, but not good enough to spend 3+ hours driving back and forth to Phoenix.
Instead, I took a much shorter trip with my family to the Tucson Children's Museum. They had a nice exhibit on dinosaurs with a video documentary narrated by Martin Short. I quite enjoyed it, but my two girls hardly seemed interested at all. They spent most of their time in a farmer's market exhibit, pretending to shop for food. Boys will be boys, girls will be girls, I suppose.
So I had a nice day, even though I missed a very encouraging performance by the A's, as they beat the Brewers, 7-1. Barry Zito allowed just one run in seven innings, and Octavio Dotel gave up just one hit in two innings.
I finally feel ready for the season to start. Zito looks ready, Dotel looks ready (at last). The sale to Wolff/Fisher is official now. Meyer has been sent to Sacramento. Yabu is in the pen. There are just a few final things to clear off the plate.
The A's will fly back to the Bay Area, pray that Crosby's wrist isn't broken, fiddle around with the Giants for a few days, make a few final roster decisions, and then get busy winning the division.
Meanwhile, I'll fly back to the Bay Area, pray the Crosby's wrist isn't broken, fiddle around with this web site for a few days, and then get busy watching the A's go win the division.