This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.
I am the worst passenger to have in your car. (Adult division.)
For every 100 places I go, I drive myself – or the group I am with – to 99 of them.
In those few instances when I'm not behind the wheel, I'm often useless to everybody else in the car.
I will punch the address of the destination in to Waze, but zone out while it runs in the background as I check my lineups or scan Twitter for any news I might have missed from the past few hours.
Sometimes I'm like an old man on a park bench and I just nod off to sleep.
This weekend was no exception. En route to a belated Mother's Day brunch with my wife's family, I was hacking away on my phone after Tout Wars FAAB ran Sunday morning, looking to find a significant upgrade to a gaping hole on my roster at second base.
In an effort to only be useless while in transit, and to be engaged and polite at brunch, I posted a quick note to the league message board:
Looking to move a pitcher for a second baseman.
I did this knowing that later in the day I would have a chance to more closely examine the rosters of the other teams in the league, but hoping that the ongoing search for pitching in most leagues would bring a few viable offers my way with slightly less effort.
It didn't lead to a deal