Craig Calcaterra

I write about baseball for NBC Sports.com. I write about other things here.
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  • Aaron: hey, so wednesday im getting a new AC/furnace put in. might be awol at various points, but hopefully not a ton
  • me: That's ok. Sorry -- I'm going to be AWOL here for a few minutes now. Cat issues.
  • LATER
  • me: This has been a sub-optimal morning.
  • But I am back now.
  • Aaron: is the cat still alive?
  • me: Yes. But only because I didn't kill it. Yet.
  • Aaron: heh
  • me: Cat started ripping up carpet. I let cat out onto back patio which we have secured with chicken wire for these purposes (they are not outdoor cats). Cat almost killed a baby bird. Fine, cats being cats. I step in to rescue baby bird because, damn, it's a BABY BIRD. Cat freaks out when I intervene, tries to bite me. I shoo her away, she finds a way under the chicken wire and then runs away. I hire the kids as a search party and we comb the neighborhood. I find the cat climbing under the fence to my neighbor's patio, which she probably thinks is ours. Their patio gate is locked so I spend the next 20 minutes trying to coax the cat out. Finally success. When we get back in I realize that the kids are 20 minutes late for some pool date with friends so I have to make them lunches, pack their asses up and drop them off. Now I'm home. WORKING FROM HOME IS THE BEST.
  • Aaron: kinda hoping it was a planned escape, starting with the carpet ripping. Also, birds should be able to fight better
  • me: I know. They used to be dinosaurs for crying out loud. Now a ten month old kitty with no front claws is wrecking their shit.
  • Aaron: yeah, really
  • me: Dumb birds
  • Aaron: i put that chicken wire in when i had a dog and rabbits would constantly squeeze through at which point they were basically in a mad max style setup with a stupid dog
  • me: Is your dog named MasterBlaster? Hope so.
  • Aaron: thats pretty solid name. im thinking of getting another dog finally and am having a very hard time talking myself out of going with some sort of ironic/cutesy/reference-y name
  • me: If Nick Swisher hasn't already named his bat MasterBlaster (10-1 odds he has) you can have that one.
  • Aaron: heh
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