Monday, August 16, 2010
Schedule makers of the NYPL, why have you abandoned us?
The Cyclones have not played a home game in six days, and we have to wait two more days for the end of the All-Star break before the team returns home. Normally, I'd be cherishing the opportunity to catch up on work, return some phone calls, and all the other boring stuff we do when the team is on the road. But this is too much. After a hectic six-game homestand, this abrupt break in the action has caused a black-hole-sized void.
And in the attempt to fill that void, I've been noticing a subtle shift in the office that everyone seems to know about, but no one wants to say out loud. We've (almost literally) become our own elephant in the room.
The Front Office has always gravitated around lunch (and on game days, dinner), but our focus on food has gotten out of control in recent days. It's almost as if every member of the staff is trying to fill the emptiness in their hearts without the Cyclones in town by filling their bellies, instead.
I haven't said anything until now, but the madness must stop! I've had an egg roll, chicken and broccoli, a hot roast beef sandwich, a Big Mac meal, a Nathan's dog with bacon and cheese, and two pepperoni slices...and that's just today!
And I'm one of the light eaters!
The effects have been staggering. Take a look:
We NEED the Cyclones to return home, and bring their exciting brand of first-place baseball with them before it's too late. Thankfully, the team will be back in just a few days to take on the arch-rival Staten Island Yankees. Then we'll have to battle through another five games on the road, but we close out the year in thrilling, playoff-chasing fashion with 10 home games in 13 days, so we'll all be running around the ballpark again, and hopefully things can get back to normal.
Until then, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the one member of the front office who has held strong in the face of temptation. This lone wolf has fought off the gluttony that has enveloped the rest of us, and has even taken to a military-themed workout regimen, and the results speak for themselves. In fact, while the rest of us may have let ourselves go, GP has actually shed a few LBs and, in my humble opinion, has never looked better. He's leaner and meaner now than ever before, and I commend him on his efforts!
We'll see you back at MCU Park on Wednesday, when the Cyclones return to action, and then again down the home stretch, when we've got 10 great games to close out the 10th season.
Here's hoping somebody locks up the fridge 'til then!