I'm sorry about my lack of posting recently, but the start of Baseball combined with a nice jaunt to Colorado turned me into a news-less, uninteresting blogger. I apologize and will redouble efforts.
So let's start with the most important thing of course, the fact that there are a mere 170 games left in this year's regular season of baseball. And the Dodgers might actually do pretty well this year, although I'm not promising 100 games like a fellow fan I know. For the first time in a long time, the Dodgers' lineup has great hitting potential and defense skills. The pitching staff has it's holes, but as long as the bullpen isn't overworked by the starters I think it will be A-OK. The main thing will be manufacturing runs, avoid leaving tons of players on base and staying healthy. This is particularly important for those players who have experienced recent health issues, namely Furcal and Wolf. As much as I miss Nomar and Jeff Kent it's refreshing not to have 40+ year-olds playing key infield roles. And this just might be the year that Andre Ethier plays as well as he looks in a uniform. After a promising home opener win (11-1) against the dreaded Giants (rumored to have the best pitching in our division) I can look forward with confidence for finally being a team who is serious throughout the season and not just post-All Star break and after 6 mid-season trades.
The other thing that is particularly special about today is the fact that's its TAX DAY! This has always been one of my favorite days of the year, as I love doing my taxes, plus it's great to see the operation that goes down at post offices today. For those of you who haven't filed, as long as you don't owe anything you're in the clear. And for those of you who do owe, well then hop to it! Owing the government and paying penalties is about as bad of a combo as there is. Plus Obama is urging everyone to not stress and just make a "good-faith effort". I wonder if that means just thinking good thoughts about your tax return or if there's actual action that needs to be involved.
Finally, a quick plug for my two favorite bloggers who both just released new books. Check them out if you're at all interested in a) crazy mother/daughter relationships or b) the best baseball team in history. Maybe I should consider writing a book, or maybe I better stick to just posting more regularly.