Changes

So I lied last time. I did not stay back. I have been awfully busy and it has been hard to get back into the habit of writing entries. I promise I will try to do better.

Since I’ve been gone Grady has had two surgeries that will keep him out for the rest of the season. Personally I think this should have happened a long time ago because I don’t know what good it was doing to have him keep playing. I know it was not hurtung but it was not necessarily helping. Ocassionally it may have helped the Indians win a game or two but I do not think anyone thought that the Indians had a chance at the playoffs even in July. 
Which brings us to July and the month of trades. The Cliff Lee trade was tough and I was sad but the Victor Martinez was awful. I was in a baseball depression for probably about a month. Sometimes I still have relapses and seeing him in a Red Sox uniform is still tough. I think the last series between the Red Sox and Indians will be very difficult for me to watch. I would not rule out tears. However I love Justin Masterson. He may not have been very impressive in a few of his starts but I have seen some real potential and he is a great guy off the field. 
New in my life: I have decided to stay an Early Childhood Education major. I know some of you were excited about hearing college students shout “Melissa” at college football games but I went to what I thought would be my last ever education class and remembered why I loved Early Childhoos so much. So I am back on track to be a kindergarten/first grade teacher in the inner city. Right now I would like that city to be Cleveland but I would not mind back home in St. Louis or maybe Boston. But even though I don’t like the cold I have decided that I could not live in the south, I think I fit in more in the north. I still love the south though, I just think I will be ready for all four seasons again when I graduate. 
Here’s a video for everyone’s enjoyment about my second favorite team and secodn favorite player:

8 Comments

Great post, Grady should have plenty of time to recover.
Good luck with your schooling.
http://clevelandbaseball.mlblogs.com/

Welcome back! I’m so sorry about those trades. That must have been pretty tough. I had a terrible trade on the same day. Oh well. Baseball’s a game of moving on…
http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

Loved it.

Why did you make us waste our time watching that movie? =)

HAha, great rhyming though hehe.

I totally agree that the V-Mart trade was horrible.

I would’ve held out for Buchholz or wouldn’t of made the trade.

Masterson is a “relief” pitcher not a “starting” pitcher.

What good does that do for us?

Nothing.

Ugh, I don’t get it.

Please stop by.

Ted’s Take originally Tribe Talk With Ted

http://tribewithted.mlblogs.com/

tough game against ga tech the other day

http://pittpeas.mlblogs.com

09indians- Grady will be fine. And thanks!
Kaybee- I’m over them, sort of, now I think, but they were tough.
Ted- Because that video is awesome. And I have seen some potential from Justin so far so I think if things work out just right he could be a pretty solid starter.
Matt- Thanks. Thanks so much for that.

I’m glad you decided to stay with early childhood ed – there is nothing more rewarding then teaching children.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Melissa,
I think it’s wonderful that you’re sticking with your major! My cousin is also majoring in that. I can relate to how you felt about the Victor Martinez trade, because I was very depressed when Justin Masterson was gone. It was NOT a good day for me. Please take good care of my baby. He was the second participant in my project program, so he is very important to me.
Elizabeth
http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com

Julia- I love kids. I can’t believe I ever considered not teaching.
Elizabeth- No worries. I LOVE Justin. He’s probably my second favorite Indian right now. But I bawled the night Victor got traded. I still can’t watch the interview he gave th day he got traded.

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