I'm going to leave Pat Gillick and steroids alone for a while, so this is my last column.
With my new job at Drexel University, I need what little time I have for rewriting parts of my book Our City, and to continue seeking publishers. I had a couple of close calls, but the book still remains unpublished. And I think it's more than good enough.
It took Tom Clancy five years to get his first book published. I've been at it a little over a year.
But since it's that time of the year, I'll end it all with a few predictions:
- Pat Gillick has not done enough to ensure the Philles repeat in ' 08. So Taduchi, Brad Lidge, Geoff Jenkins, and Chad Durbin are mere cosmetic touch-ups to what's really needed: One or two first rate starting pitchers and one or two key bullpen additions.
- Andy Reid will rebuild the Eagles in ' 08 and it will not include Donovan McNabb. Reid will build the team around Kevin Kolb and Brian Westbrook and take them back to the playoffs.
- That my son and I will enjoy our tickets to the new game in town, the indoor football team, the Philadelphia Soul.
Thanks for reading my column and I hope you have a great New Year!