A Matter of Great Importance

nyss.jpgThis year’s truncated edition of “Meet the MacPhails” has come to a close, and I’d like to thank award nominees the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Peoria Chiefs, Fort Myers Miracle, and State College Spikes for participating.

None of these teams actually won the MacPhail trophy, however. The ultimate victor was none other than the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League. For more info on them, please refer to this recent article, which headlined the latest edition of MiLB.com’s bi-weekly “Minoring in Business” feature. See? I’ve got my bases covered, just like I was an infield tarp or some other such base-covering device.

But — rust never sleeps, a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a mud elephant wading through the sea leaves no tracks. In other words, time to move on to the next topic!

Here’s a topic that caught my eye this morning — and you know how painful that can be!

“The Trenton Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, were
recognized on the
tt.gif floor of the New Jersey Senate with a ceremonial
resolution prior to the voting session on Monday.

The resolution was proposed by Senator Shirley Turner (15th Legislative
District) to honor the Thunder’s accomplishment of winning back-to-back
Eastern League Championships.”

The full press release can be found here, but the text I quoted above is pretty much the gist of it. Now, on one hand I know that a “ceremonial resolution” isn’t good for much of anything. One of those and 75 cents will get you a cup of coffee, maybe.

But, you know, it still had to feel pretty good nonetheless, the chance for Thunder front office staff members to enter the hallowed halls of the New Jersey State Senate in order to take credit for a job well done. And it got me thinking — I would like to be recognized by my State Senate, for maintaining this fine blog. It is one of the internet’s premier destinations for information on Minor League Baseball promotions and operations, after all.

martin.pngBut, it would be kind of classless for me to lobby the New York State Senate for this honor, wouldn’t it? That’s where you come in. Please take a moment to email my representative, Martin Malave Dilan, in order to tell him that a blogging genius lives in his district who should be honored with a ceremonial resolution on the senate floor. 

dilan@senate.state.ny.us

One day, and one day soon, I shall bask in the state-sanctioned glory that is rightfully mine.

In advance, I thank you for your support.

2 Comments

Hey Ben,

Any chance the “and you know how painful that can be” is a Peter and the Wolf by Weird Al reference? I can just hear him narrating it now…

I’ve been behind on the ol’ blog readings, so thats why this comment is so delayed.

Yes, it’s a Weird Al reference. I just could not resist. In its original context:

“Suddenly, something caught Peter’s eye – and you know how painful that can be. It was Louie the Cat crawling through the grass.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_and_the_Wolf_(album)

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