I have a confession to make: I haven’t been wowed this offseason, none of the moves that have been made – Yankees and non-Yankees – have elicited much of a reaction from me. It’s so bad that I think I really should change my name to Pierre because I don’t care.
In case you have no idea what I’m talking about (and I’m pretty sure you don’t), I’m referring to a character from the 1975 TV movie “Really Rosie“. If you’re in your late 30′s – early 40′s, you know that “Really Rosie” was a musical based on Maurice Sendak’s books and Carole King voiced the character of Rosie. It was shown on TV, played in elementary school assemblies and sometimes performed by students in your schools (at least that all happened in my school).
Anyway, the character of Pierre was a bit of a curmudgeon, which I am slowly morphing into as I age and his answer to everything was, “I don’t care.”
I don’t care that the Yankees signed Kevin Youkilis, well, at least not as much as others seem to be affected by it. Some people are going so far as to say, “I’m still going to boo him!” Really? You’d think the fact that the Red Sox traded him away last season would lessen the blow of the Yankees acquiring him but no, people are determined to act like morons. Have fun with that.
I don’t care that the Yankees signed Ichiro Suzuki for two-years even though he is older than I am. See? I can’t even think of anything to say right now.
I don’t care that the Angels signed Josh Hamilton to a five-year for $125 million dollars. Okay, I’ll be honest, I think it’s amusing but other than that? Meh. Next.
I don’t care that the Red Sox signed Ryan Dempster. Actually, I don’t care about anything they did this offseason. Mike Napoli? So what? Shane Victorino? Who cares.
Even the fact that the Dodgers and Angels have taken the “we’re going to get everyone and pay an exorbitant amount of money” crown from the Yankees, yep, you guessed it. I don’t care.
What is wrong with me?
I love baseball and I usually love the Hot Stove season but I am just indifferent this year. Maybe it’s a carry over from how the postseason ended for the Yankees. Maybe I’m preparing myself for the $189 million reality that Yankee fans are going to have to get used to. Or maybe, I just don’t care and there’s no rhyme or reason about it.