Our long national nightmare is over: Michael Young finally decided to waive his no trade clause and join the Philadelphia Phillies.
You probably don’t care about this at all, but I found it fascinating in an annoying way. The trade was announced earlier this week (pending Young’s decision, of course), but then Young didn’t decide and didn’t decide and didn’t decide. At least once I day I would think, “wait, did Michael Young make a decision yet?” and I would check Twitter and, nope, no decision. And I don’t blame Young for taking his time to make the best decision for his family; I get that he’s been in Texas for 12 years. It was just funny (but slightly annoying).
And I don’t even think it would’ve been annoying if I’d had any idea who the Phillies offered in the trade. But I didn’t see any names mentioned until this morning. That was why I wanted him to make a decision one way or another: if he accepted the trade I’d finally find out who was going and if he declined the trade I could just let it go.
So then the first thing I saw when I checked Twitter at lunch was a retweet of a fake Jayson Stark account that claimed Justin De Fratus was part of the trade. I was so upset! Until I realized it was a fake Jayson Stark account. Then I felt better. (And proud of myself for realizing that it was a fake.) And then I saw a truthful report that the Phillies were trading Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla and, really, had no emotional reaction at all. (Which pretty much says all you need to know.)
Reading this back, I don’t know that it makes a whole lot of sense if you’re not inside my brain. I’m just gonna chalk that up to the 6-page (single-spaced!) paper I wrote today (that isn’t actually finished yet) and plead brain-dead 🙂