But, since every good baseball fan needs a BB, I'm ready to start looking for a new one. Because this is a serious commitment, I need to do this in steps -- kind of like a compatibility profile.
First, I need to decide which qualities I'm looking for in a BB. In the past, I had a thing for pitchers, but I don't want to limit myself anymore. There are plenty of quality non-pitcher candidates that I don't want to exclude anyone.
I know what I like. Slick defense is very hot - I get totally turned on by a beautiful turn of a double play. I also love things such as speed, guts, personality, and toughness. Looks count, too. So does good works both on and off the field.
It's been said that chicks dig the long ball. Well not this chick. To me, homeruns are like going out to dinner at Perkins - they're nice, they get the job done, but they're not particularly special. I'm looking for more.
So in the next few weeks, I'll evaluate my options. I'll pay attention to the stories from spring training and find out who are good teammates, who play well, who are likable, and who make me laugh.
Wondering where they are update: Shannon Stewart returns to the Blue Jays with a minor league contract and an invite to spring training.