Ringing in the New Year in Canada

Well I hope everyone had a fabulous New Year’s Eve, and that you ringed (rung?) it in well. I was actually in an elevator when the clock struck midnight. I can’t say that I had a “white” Christmas like some of you up north and out west, but I did have a “white” New Years. Nope, it didn’t snow in Miami… come on, the weather NEVER changes there. I’m in Canada with one of my friends, Christina (who is playing the really amusing game, Bubble Trouble), right now. I don’t think we’re anywhere near Homer.. we’re in Mont Tremblent, skiing. Surprisingly enough, I’m not as bad as I thought I’d be. It’s not like I can do those crazy tricks, or go down Black trails yet.. but I’m going down the blues :).

Well, I hope MLB Network had a successful launch… we don’t get it up in Canada, much to my dismay. As soon as I get back though, I’ll be able to watch baseball 24/7/365. Mark has written numerous articles about it, and it sounds phenomenal. He was even kind enough to quote me in one of his articles. 
The New Year seems seems to be all about New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve never really kept any before, so I’ve decided to make a few that will be within my power to keep. 
1. Try and blog everyday. There might be a few shortages… when it comes to the AP US History exam in particular. Also, for a month during in the summer, there’s a possibility that there will be no blogs because I’ll be at camp. Regardless, the moral of this resolution is: blog as much as possible.
2. This is probably the most important one. Get an internship with a sports writer, or maybe just any kind of writer… but sports would be good seeing that the only thing I know anything about extensively is baseball. Any kind of internship would be wonderful though 
3. When I read Julia’s blog the other day, about her resolution, it got be thinking. It was kind of like a ‘Pay it Forward’ type thing. One person can’t change the world, but a bunch of people can by helping those around us.
4. Get a 4 or higher on my first AP exam. AP US History scares the living crap out of me… there’s so much information. But I’d love to get at least a four on the exam. Besides that just do well in school of course :). 
5. Alright guys, for this one you’ve got to e-mail me if you want to know what it is. I don’t want to put it up here. elizabethxsanti@aol.com
6. Be the number one blogger of the week just once this year. Maybe it’ll happen, if I can get past people like JeffJaneJimmy, etc. 
7. Go to as many Spring Training games as humanly possible. Regardless of how expensive gas is (even though it’s gone down A LOT).
8. Go to at least three Red Sox vs Rays games this year. 
Now that I have some of my own resolutions down, I have some for the Red Sox too. I know I can’t control anything that happens in the organization, but I’m glad that I have faith in something that I can’t control.
1. Re-sign Jason Varitek for two years. I don’t know if he’ll be finished in two years, but I do want him to retire with the Red Sox. 
2. Sign some of our promising star players to longer contracts. This means Kevin Youkilis, Jonathan Papelbon, Jason Bay, and JD Drew. 
3. Keep the team morale and spirit up. I hope that there are no fights or harsh spirits between the players (like Kevin Youkilis and Manny Ramirez). I think that in order to do well, that everyone on the team has to be working together. Sure players can have special games sometimes, but there’s no way that you can get to the postseason if you don’t work together.
Now that I’ve been on this site for a couple of months… I want to thank absolutely everyone who reads my blog. It really means the world to me when I get those nice comments and what not. It’s such a great community that even fans of rival teams can coexist. I’m glad I’m part of the best blog community on the internet (in my opinion at least). I wish everyone hear a healthy and prosperous New Year!
**By the way, my next entry will be about the new Red Sox acquisitions Josh Bard and Brad Penny, and I will also answer levelboss’ question about what I would do about our catching situation.


  1. juliasrants

    Elizabeth – Happy New Year and enjoy Canada! Thanks for the shout out and I really like your resolutions – yours (I emailed you about the one) and for the Red Sox. They need to get busy with the signings. Good luck with the AP History (I do NOT miss those days!) and I look forward to your next entry.


  2. ohy22xd

    Happy new year! i hope all your resolutions will come true! AP sounds REALLY hard. good luck! yeah, i’m worried about the finals too.
    you’re blog is fantastic. i enjoy reading them! isn’t this blog so cool? oh and for number 5, i’m curious. i’ll e-mail you 🙂

  3. Michael Thrilla

    Hope you’re having a great time in Canada. Pretty good resolutions, let’s hope that the Sox can fufill theirs also.

  4. jimmy27nyy

    Hi, Elizabeth …

    Looks like you’re having a great New Year’s vacation in Canada … So, enjoy the rest of your trip !!! … I had a very enjoyable New Year’s here in New York, and look forward to 2009 being an awesome year !!! … Great list of New Year’s resolutions … Good luck in achieving all items on the list, especially, doing well on your “tests”; and, getting the internship you want with a Baseball or Sports or any Writer; and, moving to the top of the mlblog leaders list !!! … Also, thanks for mentioning my name on your above post … I always appreciate the kind words !!! … And, congratulations on being quoted in Mark’s article !!! … Finally, you got my attention, and I’m very curious about your 5th item on your resolutions list … So, I will send you an e-mail and await your response !!! … Until then, take care, and enjoy your trip in Canada !!! … Jimmy [27NYY]


  5. Jane Heller

    Your resolution about getting an internship in the writing field caught my eye. Writing about sports or whatever subject interests you would be a wonderful career, so I really hope you pursue it. I bet your experience as a blogger will help. Have fun in Canada and best to you for the New Year. Oh, and thanks for the mention in your post. And I’ll be emailing you too about #5.


  6. happyyoungster

    Oh Canada…Oh Canada…sweet!
    Good luck with the resolutions. Stay focused, know what I mean?
    Little advice: if you want to be a sports writer…the first step is picturing yourself as a sports writer.
    Once you visualize it, realize it!
    Kind of sappy, I know. But, whenever I really want something, I visualize it happening. Works!

    BTW, your BoSox got my Penny…shoot!


  7. rockymountainway

    Writer? Who wants to be one of those? Totally overrated profession…Be a doctor or lawyer and such as it is more respectable. U.S. history rocks too btw. Happy new year and we’re colleagues now over at MLBcenter as I am the new Rockies correspondent. Ski tip- stay away from trees! Happy new year.

  8. hardballblog

    Hope you can get that 4 on the AP test. I’m taking European History AP right now and the AP exam for it is supposed to be one of the two hardest tests. The Physics exam is the other. These courses are no easy thing, it is hard out here for a student.

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