OK, so here’s the story. I was throwing a football around with my sister last night. It’s a smaller sized football because I don’t like heaving those big ones that I can’t get my hand around. Now, maybe it’s because we were throwing on a slope, or I’m just really bad at catching a football, or the ball hates me, or it could just be my sister’s fault, but the ball often hits the ground before it hits my hand. I’m trying to get it, and it will hit my hands pretty hard. Anyways, last night I got hit very badly on my left pointer finger. I’m not exactly sure if I got hit on the bounce or on the throw or what, but it’s bad. It’s not broken, but it’s very swollen and bruising. Now, the whole reason of that explanation was because I’m having problems typing without that finger, but I’ll try my best, even if it takes two hours to write this.
Yesterday I heard the news that Trevor Hoffman had been placed on waivers by the Brewers. Immediately, the shock rushed it. The Brewers put Trevor on waivers?? And then, in came hope. Could it possibly happen? The guys on the radio were saying that Trevor would be a perfect fit with these Padres right now. We could use another guy in the bullpen, a veteran mentor for all the young pitchers. And I thought, why couldn’t it happen?
When I got home, I checked the internet for any news and found out that he had been claimed by an unknown team. That drove me nuts!! I refreshed the news site way too many times. I finally just got off the computer.
I found out this morning that Trevor was claimed by the Giants, but this whole waiver thing is pretty confusing. I think Trevor will probably stick with the Brewers after all, but for a few hours yesterday, I had an unbelievable hope.
As many of you know, Trevor’s departure in the offseason hit me hard. If you look back at my blog entries from November and December, I was rolling out tons of tributes. I was devastated that our All-Time saves leader was gone after 16 years. I was very thankful that he went to the Brewers instead of the Dodgers though.
Yesterday, I had a ray of hope that he would be back in a Padres uniform. Everything that I went through in the offseason, all the heartache and sadness, would be over. This season has flown by, that’s for sure. He’s been playing for the Brewers for about five months, and suddenly that could be all over. We would hear the bells in PETCO Park again. We could be a part of Trevor Time again. We could bring the All-Times saves leader home, where he belongs.
How incredible would that have been. I would have cried. It will be interesting to see how this whole waivers thing works out, but I don’t think he’ll return to the Padres this season. That’s just a beautiful dream. But what I do still have hope for is Trevor returning in 2010. Sure, he’s said that he wants to return to Milwaukee next year, but he’s just saying that for the fans. I refuse to allow that. He’s gotta come back to San Diego. To a winning team 🙂 I wonder, if Trevor saw what this team is going to be, if he would leave so easily. I wonder that about Jake, too. Will he regret leaving when he sees what we will become?
Trevor, you will always be a Padre. Wherever you go, whatever you do, you will always be a Padre. I hope that you’ll be back next year. We’ve got a great team lined up. Trev, we miss you like crazy!!
WE LOVE YOU TREVOR WILLIAM HOFFMAN!!!
Sorry about your finger. My brother throws his football very hardcore and I hurt my foot before. Man, I wish Trevor will come back to San Diego next year! I still miss him and the Padres need him!!
Ooo, ouch! I hope your finger feels better soon!
Sorry about the finger! I hope it and the Padres get better soon. =) Trevor is needed for the San Diego Padres, his legacy is there. I have a new post up.
Kaybee: In gym class when I was in 9th grade the same thing happened to my finger when we played football. My stupid school. A tiny girl like me shouldn’t have to play football with a bunch of older boys in gym class. It’s stupid.
I have a feeling that Trevor will be back in a Padres uniform before he retires. He would probably return to the Pads for a year or 2 and then retire. I feel bad for you. I know how it feels to be longing to see the player you love again.
If my Yankees get rained out today (which is likely) I can do the NL West cutie post tomorrow!!! -Virginia
Hard to see a veteran guy, and a future Hall of Famer, get bounced around like that :O( Hopfully, he will land on his feet!
Feel better soon!
I hope you feel better Kaybee! Keep your finger iced! And poor Trevor! I’m surprised that the Brewers even put him out on waivers. I hope he finds his way back to the Padres.
Oh, no, your poor finger!!! I hope Trevor comes back to you and soon.
I hope Trevor finds his way back home, to the Padres. Sorry about the finger, and Trevor. He will be greatly missed. Hopefully they can get him back in the offseason?