So I lied last time. I did not stay back. I have been awfully busy and it has been hard to get back into the habit of writing entries. I promise I will try to do better.

Since I’ve been gone Grady has had two surgeries that will keep him out for the rest of the season. Personally I think this should have happened a long time ago because I don’t know what good it was doing to have him keep playing. I know it was not hurtung but it was not necessarily helping. Ocassionally it may have helped the Indians win a game or two but I do not think anyone thought that the Indians had a chance at the playoffs even in July. 
Which brings us to July and the month of trades. The Cliff Lee trade was tough and I was sad but the Victor Martinez was awful. I was in a baseball depression for probably about a month. Sometimes I still have relapses and seeing him in a Red Sox uniform is still tough. I think the last series between the Red Sox and Indians will be very difficult for me to watch. I would not rule out tears. However I love Justin Masterson. He may not have been very impressive in a few of his starts but I have seen some real potential and he is a great guy off the field. 
New in my life: I have decided to stay an Early Childhood Education major. I know some of you were excited about hearing college students shout “Melissa” at college football games but I went to what I thought would be my last ever education class and remembered why I loved Early Childhoos so much. So I am back on track to be a kindergarten/first grade teacher in the inner city. Right now I would like that city to be Cleveland but I would not mind back home in St. Louis or maybe Boston. But even though I don’t like the cold I have decided that I could not live in the south, I think I fit in more in the north. I still love the south though, I just think I will be ready for all four seasons again when I graduate. 
Here’s a video for everyone’s enjoyment about my second favorite team and secodn favorite player:


  1. TribeTed

    Loved it.

    Why did you make us waste our time watching that movie? =)

    HAha, great rhyming though hehe.

    I totally agree that the V-Mart trade was horrible.

    I would’ve held out for Buchholz or wouldn’t of made the trade.

    Masterson is a “relief” pitcher not a “starting” pitcher.

    What good does that do for us?


    Ugh, I don’t get it.

    Please stop by.

    Ted’s Take originally Tribe Talk With Ted

  2. Lissi

    09indians- Grady will be fine. And thanks!
    Kaybee- I’m over them, sort of, now I think, but they were tough.
    Ted- Because that video is awesome. And I have seen some potential from Justin so far so I think if things work out just right he could be a pretty solid starter.
    Matt- Thanks. Thanks so much for that.

  3. Elizabeth D

    I think it’s wonderful that you’re sticking with your major! My cousin is also majoring in that. I can relate to how you felt about the Victor Martinez trade, because I was very depressed when Justin Masterson was gone. It was NOT a good day for me. Please take good care of my baby. He was the second participant in my project program, so he is very important to me.

  4. Lissi

    Julia- I love kids. I can’t believe I ever considered not teaching.
    Elizabeth- No worries. I LOVE Justin. He’s probably my second favorite Indian right now. But I bawled the night Victor got traded. I still can’t watch the interview he gave th day he got traded.

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