Shot a couple of segments for a pilot for a new television show I created with a friend of mine today. The day started at 3am for me and it was a long shoot day. The shoot went great though. The comedy we wrote for it ended up playing really well, the actors were great, the crew was phenomenal and the director and production company behind it were nothing but supportive and 100% committed to getting the best episode taped possible, regardless of the fact that our call time had them up at 2am. (That’s early for anyone, but especially Executive Producers and Presidents of production companies, believe me!)
Editing it all next week and I can’t wait to see the footage and how it all comes together in post. We have had some strong interest in the show we shot a pilot for back in January and after nearly a year of development with various networks, we came up with a related premise and cranked it out today. It will be interesting to see what happens with it all for sure.
Speaking of which, it will also be interesting to see what happens to DeRosa. Winter meetings wrapped and Peavy has yet to sign on the dotted line. Sabathia and Rodriguez both found new homes and will call New York City home for several upcoming seasons. From here on out the other pitchers will start finding out where their loyalties will begin to lie and really only the Cubs are still rumored to be in the fight for Peavy. It’s just doesn’t feel right to be going through all of this to get Peavy when we have to sacrifice DeRosa.
Whether he ends up a Twin or a Philly, I’m still not one-hundred percent sold on losing such a versatile player as DeRosa. People get injured all the time and to have DeRosa’s ability to play numerous positions and deliver a quality bat with a quality backup (Fontenot, Cedeno) puts the Cubs in a very good place to be…especially with an already strong rotation. We’ve won back-to-back division titles yet have been swept out of the playoffs two years running. Because of our starting pitching? I don’t think so. Did we get there because of guys like DeRo stepping up and filling holes and making it happen? Yes, I do think so. So maybe a utility, versatile player like DeRosa is more valuable than a pitcher of Peavy’s caliber? I don’t know. I don’t know which would mean more to the team in terms of playoff success in the long run.
All I know is, I like the rotation we have even without Peavy. Piniella seems to feel the same way. I know DeRosa was practically the MVP of the Cubs in ’08 and his versatility is hard to replace. Throw in Pie and a couple others and maybe its too pricey? Again, I don’t know. I’m not sure how I feel about this.
Also, before I go try to get some much needed rest, today I saw that ‘Prose and Ivy’ made it to number 58 on the MLBlogs Top 100 Fan Blog list for the entire 2008 baseball season/year. Thanks to everyone who stops by on a regular basis! This community is a great place for baseball fans and with all the great blogs that are on the site, I’m just grateful for those of you who decide to stop to read this one. Go Cubs Go!