I wish I could say I spent the last week or so recharging my batteries and getting myself ready to go for spring training. But the truth is I probably did as much writing the last week as I usually do, maybe more. But, for whatever reason, most of it was fruitless writing. I have about 10 incomplete projects just staring at me. I have a friend who, when I get into this mode, will bark at me Marty Schottenheimer’s advice: “Focus and finish.” I have no trouble focusing. I will, on occasion, run into trouble finishing.
In any case, because I have a series of posts that are about 2/3 done, I can give you yet another list of Posts To Come. And these come with the same assurances that all my “Posts to Come” teasers come with: There’s a very good chance I won’t finish any of them.
Then again, I might. Here’s our tentative list:
— A look at the most “interesting” Gold Glove winners ever.
— The meaning of 30 home runs.
— A Chuck E. Cheese birthday party.*
*What is Chuck’s middle name?** Edward? Edgar?
**And why did Charles Schwab start going with the “Chuck” name. Is he supposed to be more informal now?
— A review of the iPad.
— The 32 greatest defensive players in NFL history.
— The 32 best sports books.
— A detailed look at hitters at home and on the road.
— Pujols, St. Louis, and the importance of being a legend.
— Behind the back page … returning to Cleveland.
— Oscar predictions.
— Another interview with a guy who got more hits than anyone ever.
— The all-time team by 20 year eras.
— Thoughts on the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
— The best mainstream acting performances of the last 25 years.
And so on. Vote for your choices below. You can also write in your requests for spring training stories, if you have any such requests.