Idle time on jury duty

February 15, 2013

Fulfilling your civic duty by serving on a jury certainly has its ups and downs. Suffice it to say I am on a case, the details of which I cannot reveal at this point, and will be shuttling back and forth to the courts for the foreseeable future. The “good news”: the schedule is such that no proceedings are held on Mondays and, I believe, Fridays, although that might just be a rumor and based on the fact that we’re off today.

During the frequent breaks, I busy myself by coming up with mnemonics for the projected starting lineups for the Major league teams, as published in The Sporting News baseball annual. As an example:

Boston Red Sox

DRums NaPs = SS Drew, 3B Middlebrooks, 1B Napoli, and 2B Pedroia

GEValt! – LF Gomes, CF Ellsbury, and RF Victorino

SO? = C Saltalamacchia and DH Ortiz

LaB analysts missing Dunkin Donuts (Lacking) = starting pitchers (in projected rotation order) Lester, Buccholz, Dubront, Demster, and Lackey

I can tell you’re impressed.

So far I’ve got the AL East and Central divisions down pat and some of the West. I figure to have it all done by the time the trial ends.

Whatever works forĀ  you, right?

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