Hope everyone has terrific things going on this New Years Eve. I’ll be ringing in the new year with a bunch of old friends who have kids, so there is some very real talk of declaring 10 p.m. to be our official start of 2013. I’m voting against it, but then again, I’m a baseball writer who’s quite used to being awake well past midnight. I’m in the minority here.
To all of you, I hope 2012 brought some good times and I hope 2013 brings even more of them. Maybe it will bring a remarkable career resurgence for Alex Rodriguez, a team-friendly contract for Robinson Cano, a bit of consistency for Eduardo Nunez, and a big league debut for Tyler Austin.
A bit optimistic? Sure. But it’s New Years Eve.
A quick reminder that we’re still taking proposals for our annual Pinch Hitters series, which will start next month. There’s still one more week to submit your ideas — the deadline is Sunday, January 6 — so email me at cjennings (at) lohud.com with the basic idea of what you’d like to write. I’ll start sorting through everything in the next few days, and I’ll start emailing those chosen for the series next week. Proposals should be just a paragraph or two explaining your idea. The finished product should be roughly 400-500 words. Thank you to all of you who have already submitted ideas. There’s a lot of good stuff in there already.
Happy New Year everyone.
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