Dmitri Young has been signed to a minor league contract by the Nationals. Welcome to the IL, Dmitri! See you in Pawtucket! Also signed: Tony Batista, who I thought was dead. Batista has that really weird batting stance that my sister and I could not stop imitating in like '03.
Other uninteresting roster moves involving marginal players: Kerry Ligtenberg will play for the AAA Louisville Bats (YES!) and former Red Sox great Lenny Dinardo will be an Athletic. From what I understand, he's on the big team. Hooray for everyone and I will miss Dinardo.
Now, for the important stuff. Whenever it snows, my city has a parking ban and I have to go find a place to park my car other than on the street. So I got lucky last night and got a good spot at the school about a block away.
This morning when I walked down the street to my car, it'd been blocked in by another car who backed in right up to my bumper. In front of me: icy curb, solid brick school. Behind me: FuckheadMobile.
I spent the next half hour inching forward, cutting the wheel, inching back, cutting, wiggling, my windows and mirrors all steamed over with hot hot rage.
I AM TALKING TO YOU, BLACK VOLVO OWNER WHO BLOCKED ME IN AT ELLA RISK AND WHOSE LICENSE PLATE STARTS WITH 'DM'.
PS George Kottaras is the man. I could fall in love with him and so could you.