The Futility Infielder

A Baseball Journal by Jay Jaffe I'm a baseball fan living in New York City. In between long tirades about the New York Yankees and the national pastime in general, I'm a graphic designer.

Monday, January 09, 2006

 

Just When I Thought I Was Out...

One of the early defining moments of The Sopranos came in the series' second episode, "46 Long." In the back office of the Bada Bing, Silvio Dante, as played by Steve Van Zandt, does an animated impersonation of Al Pacino in The Godfather, to the amusement of his cohorts:

"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!"

Having just barely started to glimpse daylight on my winter's worth of big writing projects, I had that line -- the rubber-faced Van Zandt's version of it, at least -- running through my mind the other night. Long story short, I accepted a call out of the bullpen to crank out one more team essay for Baseball Prospectus 2006, this on the Angels (having already done the Dodgers and Braves). Fortunately, I'm left with a pretty fresh set of notes from the ALCS Preview I wrote for BP, not to mention a thorough rundown of the team's hitters for my work at Fantasy Baseball Index. I should be OK, but if things are slow around here for another week, that's why.

In any event, I just want to remind everybody here that I'll be hosting another chat at BP on Tuesday, January 10, at 8 PM EST. My last chat set a BP record at three hours, 35 minutes, and while I have no intention of going that long this time around, I should be good for a couple of hours. The Hall of Fame voting results will be announced earlier in the day -- the reason I asked to host the chat in the first place, given my recent JAWS series -- and I'm sure we'll have plenty to chew on. Be sure to stop by (it's free) or submit a question beforehand.

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