This acrylic painting was of course done in 2005, when the Cubs shipped LaTroy Hawkins off to San Fancisco for David Aardsma and Jerome Williams.
But I saw yesterday that the Rockies signed Hawkins to be their closer for next year, a one year $1.5 mil contract.
He'll be 41 in December.
So I looked at the calendar and the Cubs have a big 4 game series against the Rockies July 28-31, and then a 3-gamer in CO Aug 5-7.
Am I stretching here for something to look forward to next year?
Yeah, but so?
Hawkins has been around since 1995 and played for 10 teams if I counted right.
He's given up 724 runs (668 earned) in 1374.1 innings, and for some reason it feels like a large amount of them I watched while trying to become a fan of his.
For our favorite team he had 25 saves vs 9 blown in '04, and 4 saves vs 4 blown in '05.
And now... I take comfort in and look forward to a couple more blown next July/August.
Did you see the Hawks last night?
Man I think they gotta figure out how to get more rest for Crawford.
Go ahead and start kid Antti Raanta.
See what happens.
Lastly, I started off thinking this morning like I do every morning.
I thought: you know Tim, you're pretty smart.
I do that, really.
It's a good, positive way to start off the day.
Then, I came to work and paid $4 for a bowl of oatmeal.
STUPID STUPID STUPID!
Here's something from an old sketchbook:
That's stupid too, but for some reason made me laugh.