Hot Stove Cold Pencil

Haven’t done much drawing lately, school and work have taken my time up lately (two upper-division literature classes will do that to you).  Hope to start drawing again soon, but I won’t make any empty promises as to when. 

As for the last season, it was a fun ride, and I’m glad to have seen them go that far, a good touchstone for upcoming seasons.  Hope Manny chooses to stay, the ball’s in his court.

Personally, I would hope he would take a 2-3 year contract, and head to the AL after that for the remainder of his career (and hopefully his Dodgers years will help him to get that killer contract).  Of course, I’m no GM, but there’s a lot of value in not being tied up for too long.  he’ll make his money now, Boras will make his money, and in two years, they can do this again.

Whatever happens, I don’t have much of an NFL team at the moment, so the HSL (Hot Stove League) will more than suffice.  My favorite time of the offseason, the baseball equivalent of gawking at tabloid headlines while in line at the grocery store.  Let the games begin.



  1. Dodger4life

    Hey North ~ Now that your schedule has freed up a little ,what is next on the scetch pad??? I would like to see Manny return also, his post season production is unbelievable. As far as year’s Manny keep’s in pretty good shape. If your body , mind and eyesight remain well ,you should get better with age. His leadership and energy excited our ball club, a happy Manny is a good Manny. I will be checking back from time to time so I’ll see ya on the flip side…
    Peace out 🙂

  2. junkyardjamie

    northstateblues – I come bearing gifts!!! Not really, but a huge Thanks for being you!!!!!! You can post 100 comments on my wall anytime.


  3. Dodger4life

    North I’m on board,
    Just send the term sheet and the contract detail’s for me to sign 🙂
    NorthStateblues’n It……..

  4. junkyardjamie

    Good Evening Dodger4life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How are you doing this evening? Are you tired? I am……………I wonder why? LOL!!!!!

  5. junkyardjamie

    northstate is at the top of the mlblogs right now….cool!!! ITD is three right now because I just posted on there as well.

  6. Dodger4life

    Jeff we have followed all of the RAM’S win’s this season….
    GO RAM’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO RAIDER’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO DODGER’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. junkyardjamie

    sweet tea,pecan pie and homemade wine made where the peaches grow……………………’s funny how the little things in life mean the most……………………..raise your glasses for a toast 🙂

  8. Dodger4life

    NorthStateBlues’n It ~ started out as a term for procrastination. Hehehehe…..
    But soon will stand: For Motivation…..

  9. Dodger4life

    One ~Two~and Three…..

    We are shooting for the star’s…
    There is a new season among us…. 🙂

  10. junkyardjamie

    Dodger4life – we can easily set up to rotate among all three blogs so we can insure all three blogs (ITD, northstate’s and dodgerlyrics) gets into the top 50.

  11. junkyardjamie

    Okay boys and girls, let’s see if we can take the word Philly and the word idiot to make a new word………..I got it!!!! Philidiot…..really not my word. I believe it’s Dodgereric’s but I am so sick and tired on them over on ITD, I thought I would share over here and get John closer to the top 50. Have a great day!!!!

  12. junkyardjamie

    What professional sport really prides themselves on having ethics. As long as the Yankees are in the mlb, ethics is a hard word to swallow when it comes to contracts and money.

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