I knew trades were gonna happen.
I spent days getting my head together just for this.
This'll make sense in a minute.
My son got me this coffee grinder.
It's a really cool one, and I've been using it ever since.
But on the second morning of using it, I... poured water into the pot to boil, got the grinder out, poured some beans into my measuring thing, and then when I poured the beans into the grinder, I didn't realize I'd left the top on.
It's clear plastic.
It was brand new, with no scratches or anything on it.
Plus, no-caffeine means groggy.
I just didn't see it.
So the beans appeared to be bouncing off an invisible force shield, and they scattered all over the counter.
In those few seconds before I figured out what was going on, I lost my grip on this earth.
Nothing made sense.
Beam me up, Scotty, I don't know where I am.
And that's exactly how it felt when I saw the text from my buddy: "Just said on The Score... done deal. Rizzo to the Yanks."
I guess I was prepared for Kris Bryant, for sure Kimbrel, not so much Javy Baez, but Anthony Rizzo was sort of... I just didn't believe he'd be departing.
It was so shocking.
I can't yet talk about who the Cubs got in the deal.
There's still 4 more hours til the Trade Deadline is up, and any damn thing can happen, so...
Just gonna spend the day in shock and grief mode.
Catch up on the deets later.
The linked YouTube vid is a bunch of paintings I've done of Rizzo over the years.