Prof: I asked this on Twitter but the FI Fam is full of great advice and people that I know have my best interests at heart. I started a new job at the end of June and with the exception of a significant raise in pay, I hate everything about it. It’s not what I was anticipating and the culture around the company is definitely not what I was led to believe it was. The person I thought would be my boss – the guy who interviewed me for goodness’ sake – I rarely work with at all. I should have known from coming into the office for the first time and being told my duties would be different from what my offer letter stated that this wouldn’t work. That significant raise in pay is huge and needed, but the job itself is horrible. I stay at companies for years, usually, and leaving my old job was an agonizing decision. But thinking about being here a year from now makes me want to scream. So, my question is – how long should I stick it out? Another three months? Or do I start looking for a new job now? How unprofessional would it be?
When it comes to long term professional…Clayton Kershaw is a Dodgers lifer and now he’s the third fastest man to 2500 strikeouts. Congrats, Kersh. Can’t wait to attend your induction ceremony in about 15 years.
Cubs 2, Pirates 6 – Scouts: Bryan Reynolds is a new father, and he decided to celebrate it the best way possible. With a three run homer in his first game back from paternity leave. Welcome back dad!
Rangers 4, Astros 8 – Prof: I know a lot of people are still upset with Houston, but I refuse to have any anger, ever, when Zack Greinke is pitching. My beloved weirdo gets the win, striking out 9. Aledmys Diaz hit a three-run homer, while Michael Brantley drove in three runs as well.
Nationals 5, Phillies 6 F/10 – Scouts: Man, Washington just doesn’t have it this year do they? Philly walked it off in the 10th thanks to an Alec Bohm sac fly, which completed the four game series sweep. Washington is now 1 of their last 10 and have lost 6 in a row. They are 3.5 games behind the Mets.
Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 2 – Scouts: Boston led this one all the way, that is until Toronto woke up and picked up one in the 7th and one in the 8th to give us extras. They didn’t wait too long to take command however, as Teoscar Hernandez hit a go-head, three run homer to send Boston to their 26th loss on the year. Martin Perez actually had a no hit bid into the 7th before it all came apart.
White Sox 11, Royals 6 – Prof: So many homers, but the juiciest of them all came hot off the bat of rookie Luis Robert, who took a ball 458 feet. Lordy! It was a three run shot as the white hot Sox do it to ’em in the AL Central.
Yankees 7, Mets 9 F/10 – Prof: The Subway Series gets underway as two banged up teams battle to see who got the luckiest. The Mets, playing with dirty knees in honor of Tom Seaver, just wanted it a little bit more last night. Old New Met Todd Fraizer hit a dinger to start it off. The Yankees, led by Gio Urshela, had tied it up. But the Polar Bear had other plans. A two run bomb from Alonso in extras was the push the Mets needed.
Padres 0, Angels 2 – Prof: Los Angeles of Anaheim of Southern California took one look at new Padre Mike Clevinger and said, “We ain’t scared a’you, Sunshine.” Led by Andrew Heaney (seven innings, three hits, 6 K), the Angels garnered a much needed victory against the red hot Friars. Proud to say that the runs were provided by former Braves Legends Andrelton Simmons and Justin Upton.
Diamondbacks 1, Dodgers 5 – Scouts: LA is pushing hard for that 30th victory, sending Clayton Kershaw to the mound for 6 innings of shutout baseball. Kershaw struck out 8. Clayton is now in sole possession of 38th place in the all time strike out list. If you had asked me last year I would have said dude was done, but he’s bounced back splendidly this year.
A’s , Mariners – PPD