Man, I've read around a little about this attempt by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to get Anibel Sanchez to come pitch for the Cubs.
Some people are really mad.
The attempt was "botched" or whatever their interperetation of it was.
But hell, I thought it was a nice try.
I was shocked (in a really good way) at the news that they made the offer at all.
It was kept all super close to the vest, his agent obviously used the Cubs' offer to get more money from the Tigers and the Cubs wisely didn't get into a bidding war.
We all know by now that Theo and Jed are looking for very specific players - the right skills, the right age, all that.
So I thought it encouraging that they made the offer, especially since my expectations were and still are that 2013 will be another year where we're not supposed to pay real attention to wins and losses.
And the idea that Theo and Jed have been "botching" things is, well the things they were trying to do would have made the team better, but twit happens. Players talk to the press. Agents are going to try and get more money for their clients.
Okay, last thing.
I got a bottle of wine as a gift, and I googled it.
Here was the "review":
At first an overwhelming note of minerality that followed the wine on the palate like a clingy toddler, also prevalant bell pepper, at this point the fruit was secondary. But after about 20-30 minutes she gained her composure and the flavors meshed very nicely and the bright fruit came to the top. A solid effort, nothing to have a religious conversion over, but as my colleague put it,"I wouldn't say no to a glass...or 4."
One day, I'm gonna write a whole post like that.