Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Owls aren't scary, bud.

For some reason, my three-year-old son is going through a phase of being scared of owls. I’m not sure why. I can’t trace it back to a book or a cartoon he might have seen. Perhaps there is a book at daycare that his teacher reads that’s in his head.

When the lights are off in a room in our place, he always says, “It’s dark, now the owl gonna get me?” I always reassure him that there’s no owl in there, and he doesn’t hold his line too tough. He’s not afraid to go to sleep in his room with his light off or anything. He’s not terrified. But he does make the “owl gonna get me?” comment about five times per week.

So I’ll continue to tell him that owls aren’t so bad. In fact, there are some out there that send me baseball cards! Now, I don’t think I’ll read him any Night Owl blog posts before bed or anything (especially about Heritage SPs), but see bud, owls not only aren’t scary, but they send some nice things.

Like this:
A 2014 Topps Heritage Target Red Jeter. I didn’t see any of these colored-parallels from retail last year, but I have to say, I do like the red ones. They stand out nicely. It’s a nice card of Jeter in his last (I’d imagine) Heritage set. Even though 1965 isn’t one of my favorite designs, I really enjoy this card. 
One of the best developments I’ve heard all spring is that CC came to camp fatter than the last couple of years. I don’t think there is any question that the lighter Sabathia partly struggled because he lost weight. I applaud the guy for wanting to be healthier, but pitchers are so in synch with their bodies, and when one loses (or gains) a bunch of weight, it shifts around differently. Some guys can be big and pitch. David Wells is a great example. I’m hoping that CC is more comfortable this year and finds some better form. He won’t be 2009 Sabathia, but I still think he’s got something left in the tank. 
Here’s are a few more from the spooky Owl. Thanks again, Greg. Now stop scaring my kid.


  1. Ha. Kid eating owl would be a nice change of pace from the stage my daughter is in. "What's that" is asked about 10,000 times a day.

  2. I'm sure the NY media already has these narratives in place for CC and his weight.

    If he struggles it'll be because he put on so much weight.
    If he succeeds it'll be because he put on so much weight.

  3. No, the kid's right. We're spooky.