Finally! Readers of this blog (all 4 of you...thanks Mom!) know that AAPTBNL hated baseball in snow, ice or freezing winds. Baseball is a summer sport and should be played as such. So it great news, that The Commish, Bud, has declared, From hence forward, no more November baseball!
On the silly side, this awesome web site,Theme Teams did an All-Paul baseball team. Paul O'Neill and Paul Molitor, baby! Not bad!
Normally Mike & Mike on ESPN is mostly a fluff show filled with "zany" and "hilarious" nonsense. But last Friday, Mark Schlereth came and spoke truth to power about the NFL's expansion to 18 games a sezson. Stuff was pointed, intelligent and with great commentary. Have a listen.
CHFF wrote a damning article about the Cleveland Browns on their site. It's harsh, funny and spot-on. After reading it, my prediction: Mangini doesn't last the season. Poor schlub of a coach has never had a quarterback he can rely on. Ask his mentor, the genius, Bill Belichek, who was 41
and 57 until a sixth round draft pick named Brady made his career.
Nice pickup by the Dodgers. Giving up Blake DeWitt and some low-level prospects, they manage to snag one of the better available pitchers in Ted Lilly and a nice IF in Ryan Theroit. Nice swing. Might just be enough to take over the Padres.
It's kinda moot anyway. Can't see how anyone gets past the Cardinals. Wainwright, Carpenter, Garcia, Penney and now Westbrook. They have pitching to burn. And no one in the NL beats them in a short series.
Former New York Jet Mike Nugent is fighting for his NFL career in a battle with Dave Raynor. Both are trying for the starting kicker position for the Cincinnati Bengals. One difference between Nugent and Raynor. Raynor was a 6th round pick, while Nugent was an unbelievable 2nd round pick. Taken ahead of Justin Tuck, Vincent Jackson and Frank Gore. From 2nd rounder to battling for a job. Nice pick Jets.
Now that the Brewers have extended Corey Hart, they should get around to trading Fat Prince Fielder for pitching help. Trading him to the Mariners for a bunch of pitching prospects, and he where could slide into a 1B/DH role would be ideal for both teams
And lastly...just some cool dunks. From guys who you never heard of. (Come on, you haven't heard of Tom Chambers? Brent Barry? Keon Clark?)