My day has been completely out of the ordinary, so this post will be too. I spent the day with co-workers planning strategy for the next six months or so. After a lovely dinner with the team, I learned about the Major League Baseball trade of the year (so far): Detroit’s Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers for Ian Kinsler.
Baseball is my first love, as far as sports go. It’s a very long story, but while I’ve never played the game very well, I’ve been a baseball fan since toddlerhood. Prince Fielder came up to the majors with my team, the Milwaukee Brewers, and played well while he was here. I wear with pride two fake-jersey t-shirts with his name on them — one an All-Star shirt from his last year here, and the other with the Brewers colors. Rooted for the Tigers these last two years in the postseason, but Prince and his team disappointed us.
I wish him well down in Arlington, TX, but I’m still more than a little surprised.
We’ll be back to more typical topics tomorrow….
- Tigers trade Prince Fielder to Rangers for Ian Kinsler: reports (lfpress.com)
- Reports: Rangers trade Ian Kinsler for Prince Fielder, cash (wfaa.com)