January 1, 2011
Ah New Years, what an interesting holiday. People all around the world get dressed up, put on party hats, drink massive amounts of alcohol and count down to the moment when their wall calendar becomes obsolete. When the clock strikes midnight they cheer, kiss complete strangers, and then toss their calendars into the trash to be replaced by a brand new one and the countdown begins again. I’m not exactly sure who came up with this tradition, probably the same guy who thought the designated hitter was a good idea.
New Years is not just about replacing that Diamondbacks wall or desk calendar with a brand new one. It is also about looking back over the past year and assessing what went right and what went wrong. The conclusion of this assessment is typically a list of resolutions that should make you a better person in the upcoming year.