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Vinny Rottino Called Up by Cleveland Indians

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There hasn’t been much of a press release about this, which is why it took me until today to find it out — but Vinny Rottino was indeed called up by the Cleveland Indians as of Monday evening.

Here’s a link to the only article I’ve found about it:

http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120904&content_id=37876222&notebook_id=37876228&vkey=notebook_cle&c_id=cle

Acta says in this article that “not every single one is going to get a look equally” and that Rottino is likely to be used off the bench.  (Actually, Acta nodded his head at this when the writer of this article, Anthony Odoardi, suggested it.)

But at least Rottino’s back up and is acquiring more major league service time . . . maybe he’ll still get his shot this year.  Because I know if he does get his shot, he will hit and he will do well — I just don’t know how that’s to come about if his new manager isn’t willing to put him into many games.

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September 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Posted in baseball, Vinny Rottino

A September 2012 Update

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Folks, September is always a difficult month for me, because this is the month my wonderful husband Michael passed away.  That I’m dealing with a sinus infection that refuses to go away is not helping.

I’m enjoying the Milwaukee Brewers and their recent run to respectability, as they’re now 66-69, only three games below .500.

Other than that, I’m continuing to work away while dealing with the most difficult month on the schedule . . . for the moment, at least at FB, I have a picture of myself with my late husband Michael up as one of the folks on FB complained that anyone who is unwilling to show his/her face must not be much of a person.  Normally I’d shrug this off, but I figured just this once I’d put up my picture with Michael, explain why I normally do not use it, and go on from there . . . clear as mud, right?

More status updates as I get them.

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September 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Quick Submission Update — It’s a No-Go for my Baseball Story

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Folks, tonight’s update is short, sweet, and not completely unexpected . . . my baseball story was rejected at the UFO anthology mostly because the publisher didn’t think there was enough fantasy element.  (He also felt the set-up was too long, but said he thought there was “some good writing” there.)

Now, the good news is that I have another finished story to try at various markets — and I’m going to do something I have rarely done, next.

I’m going to try the New Yorker.  (So wish me luck, will you?)

Written by Barb Caffrey

September 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

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