2009 Season Preview
If you've been waiting for a season preview, well, wait no longer. With the unwitting help of a few old friends, I humbly present a peek into our collective baseball lives a few months from now:
Toasty Joe: My favorite baseball team used to be good. Really good. Now they're only kinda good.
Coop: (on the phone) Hold on, let me check the standings. Third place! Let me try this again. [exasperated sigh]
Rickey Henderson: (slapping his hand against the side of his TV) This team should be a lot, lot better. Mom!! This baseball team is SO...BAD!!
Metstradamus: (sad) I love my team. I don't know what happened! They're just not as good as they used to be.
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Coop: (still on the phone) They're playing great now! I'll send you the standings in an e-mail! Sent!
Rickey Henderson: (on the phone) Dude!! They're finally GOOD! FinallyGood.com!!
Toasty Joe: I booted up. What's that "URL" I should look at? "FinallyGood.com." Hey! My team's finally good! Finally! "FinallyGood.com"!
Editor's note: Not a guarantee of future performance. Hell, I could be dead wrong and they'll surge past the Phillies in April. Oh, and special thanks to Coop, Rickey, and Metstradamus for letting me use their names, even though I didn't ask them (so it's not like they even had a choice anyway).