If I should fall behind…
So, Paul Byrd was traded to the Red Sox. But you already knew that. My attempts to place that information in this blog as the deal went down Tuesday were thwarted by my wireless card’s decision to die on me at the airport.
Well, the card is up and running now, just in time for me to inform you that the blog entries will be sporadic, at best, over the course of the next week or so, mainly because I’m in D.C., helping out with MLB.com’s coverage of the owners’ meetings. So the minutiae will be kept to a minimum.
And yes, it’s minutiae, not minutia, as I’ve been writing it for the length of this blog’s existence. My thanks to the reader who pointed out this mistake in the comments section. The question that arises is this: Do I stick with the erroneous “minutia,” for the sake of tradition? Or do I switch to the correct, plural “minutiae” from this point forward? I’m all for being accurate, but I’m also a sucker for tradition, so I’m torn. Perhaps you have an opinion on the matter. And if you do, might I ask why?
Anyway, sorry to see Byrd go, though the Indians will certainly benefit from having a couple million bucks in their back pocket. Byrd is a true gentleman and class act, a great storyteller and, most important for people in my line of work, a superb postgame quote, win or lose. I wish him well in Boston.