Less than two hours to go and I really couldn't tell you whether Andy MacPhail has a phone to each ear or he's holed up in his office watching a Gunsmoke rerun on TV Land.
If it were me, I'd probably be trying to figure out if Miss Kitty's fake mole is on the wrong side of her face in today's episode, which is titled "Cowtown Hustler,'' but that's just me. Andy doesn't strike me as a wild, wild west kind of guy. Considering his roots in the Twins organization, he's probably a "Mary Tyler Moore Show" kind of guy.
Give MacPhail credit. He likes to keep things on the QT, and he has succeeded so far this afternoon.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Ken Griffey has approved the deal that would send him to the White Sox for reliever Nick Masset and minor league infielder Danny Richar. Approval from Major League Baseball appears to be a formality. Maybe Griffey will finally get his brass ring this time.