Monday, May 5, 2008

What day is it?

Wow, what a whirlwind since my last post in the Pittsburgh airport!

Beth did AWESOME down at St. Anthony's which you can read about here and here. She was the 7th elite amateur to cross the line. It was a super trip. I had a great time seeing some of Beth's triathlon blogger friends like Jen Harrison and Bree Wee. I had this great blog entry written in my head about my perspective as a fan along the course, but I'll spare you of it. I'll just say that I ended up running 6 or 7 miles that day. Also, just beautiful weather in the St. Pete area--we didn't want to go home.

Track has been crazy, but fun. I had meets Wed 4/30, Fri 5/2, Sat 5/3 and another tomorrow!!! But, it's been a fun stretch. We're winding down, but it's been a great run. We'll see if any of the jumpers can squeak through and qualify for the district finals.

The Pirates are the Pirates. They've made some bold moves recently, though. They've cut Matt Morris and ate his $10 million guaranteed money and brought up former #1 pick John Van Benschoten. They've given up on their Rule 5 draft pick Evan Meet and called up the phenomenal Sean Burnett. So, I think they've got the month of May to prove to management that these best 25 players are good enough to contend. If they don't (which I don't think will happen), it will then be time to start looking towards the future. Trade Nady & Bay and bring up Pearce & McCutcheon. Trade Marte and bring up Salas. Bring in PROSPECTS!!!! We'll see what happens.

So, hopefully, I'll finally get back on track with blogging now that track is winding down as I'm a little over 2 months away from my first career triathlon.

1 comment:

Jennifer Harrison said...

Hey Oscar,
thanks soo much again for cheering for me on the run! It was nice to see a familiar face out there. And, you telling me what place I was in was VERY helpful. Great seeing you again! Jen H.
PS It would be fun to hear your perspective from a spectator's viewpoint.