I was rolling when I heard this news.
Theo Epstein, our own President of Baseball Operations, was named "World's Greatest Leader" by Fortune Magazine.
I'm sure you've already read his texted response to Buster Olney from ESPN: "Um, I can't even get my dog to stop peeing in the house. That is ridiculous. The whole thing is patently ridiculous. It's baseball -- a pastime involving a lot of chance. If [Ben] Zobrist's ball is three inches farther off the line, I'm on the hot seat for a failed five-year plan. And I'm not even the best leader in our organization; our players are."
Yet another reason to love the guy.
And surely Fortune did themselves a huge favor with this pick, because before this I never even knew they did a "World's Greatest Leader" thing, did you?
And I'm SO HAPPY for David Ross and his dancing exploits on "Dancing with the Stars", but again... there's a show that I'd promised myself I'd never watch.
So good for the people who run that show.
But I'll be even MORE HAPPY when real baseball starts in St. Louis a couple Sunday nights from now.
You saw Jake hit the snot out of the ball yesterday with his magnificent 465 foot shot.
You saw in the rain shortened game the other night that Kyle Schwarber went deep with what looked like an effortless swing, and also bunted for a single which did not look totally effortless.
You saw that Brett Anderson was named the 4th starter and Kyle Hendricks stays the 5th so the pitchers can go from righty to lefty in the rotation.
And that Mike Montgomery goes back to the pen, where I really (and I think Joe really) likes him.
I can't wait.