Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Morning Hot Cup: Cliff Lee's Breakfast & Whatever Happened to Rony Seikaly

Wedded Bliss
There's nothing like getting married to derail the best blogging intentions.  Luckily for me, my husband put on his best groomzilla hat and we had the most perfect week in Punta de Mita one could ever imagine.

On to the important stuff. 

Cliff Lee's Breakfast Menu
The Rangers brass were in Arkansas Thursday and presented free agent pitcher Cliff Lee a "menu" of options.  No french toast, migas or mimosas more like cash, incentives and potential travel assistance.

Are the Rangers mortgaging the future?  Does the name Alex Rodriguez cause you to shudder?

In this case, does giving a 32-year old pitcher a long-term deal make you cringe even more, even if it is Cliff Lee?   The New York Times outlines the lack of success teams have had with giving pitchers seven-year deals.  From Kevin Brown to Barry Zito, who wasn't even on the Giants playoff roster this year, teams have had some buyer's remorse in those final years of long-term deals.

A Cliff Lee Sighting
Wednesday, the new husband (hereafter referred to as TNH) ran into Cliff Lee at DFW airport.  TNH is actually a Rangers season ticket holder and a pretty good fan.  He's says hello to Cliff who tells him he's "going home".  They chat for a bit.  TNH tells him we just got married, Cliff was very nice and congratulated us.  They engage in a little more generic airport talk and say goodbye.  Not a question about free agency.  Ouch.

I thought I trained TNH better!  I always joke with him about not jocksniffing but when you've the man in the center of the biggest sports story in our fair metroplex right in front of you, at least ask which way the wind is blowing.  Towards New York?  Back to Arlington?   Even our executive sports producer, the great Dandy Killeen, asked me "did Cliff say anything???"

We'll do better next time.  

Rony Rocks' South Beach
I can't tell you how many times I wake up and wonder "what the heck is Rony Siekaly doing now?"

Not really but why is it not surprising to learn that he's a DJ in Miami Beach?   Doesn't that just seem to fit him?  The New York Times takes a spin in south Florida and discovers that apparently he's pretty good. 
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