Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Josh Towers, 2002 Upper Deck Victory #114

I just learned that Josh Towers is pitching in the major leagues, in 2009, for the A.L. East-leading Yankees. I can't even think of anything snarky to say about that, since the Orioles lost 10-0 to the Red Sox and I'm running on three hours of sleep. That Monday night power nap had to fuel me through my first day of work at the Social Security Administration, which was actually several hours worth of tutorials from various folks about all of the stuff that we as federal government employees absolutely cannot do. Think of the Simpsons episode where Bart Simpson tries to get his pocket knife certification from the Junior Campers: "'Don't Do What Donny Don't Does'. They could have made this clearer." So, we must live to fight another day.

(On the plus side, the commute to work is much more favorable, even with Beltway traffic. Also, most of the litany of speakers were at least skilled and witty enough at their jobs to make the presentations more palatable.)


dinged corners said...

For what it's worth, he's a super nice guy. We met him at a Rockies spring training two years ago. But a Yankee? Erg.

FreeTheBirds said...

I'm at SSA too, been here 7 years. Congrats on the new job! What building are you in?

Collective Troll said...

I've always liked Josh, too. I remember going out to Outback Steakhouse for dinner with him and John Stephens and Josh being very sympathetic about the lack of vegetarian options on the menu...Congrats on the new job!

HandyAndy said...

Best of luck at the new job, I've been working for the equivalent social security organisation in Australia for 17 years. I'm now on 3 months long service leave waiting for my wife to have our first child, so I can honestly say all those years were worth it!!!

Kevin said...

Patricia - Good. He had a reputation in Toronto as being somewhat controversial, which in baseball talk means that you've got more than a sixth grade education and you're not afraid to voice your opinions.

FreetheBirds - Thanks! It's a small world...I'm in the Operations building.

Troll - Cool story, and thanks :)

HandyAndy - Yeah, the benefits package was a big plus in making the decision. Best of luck with the little one!