Need a Few More Fantasy Baseball Teams: My league (Yankee Haters) drafts on the 21st at 7:30 PDT. Need another league to play in? URL and password info inside.
The Physics of the Goopball: Slate examines the reaction of a baseball pitch to various substances being applied to the ball. Also of note, pitchers don't really consider using pine tar to be cheating very much.
Space Left for 2 Teams in SpoFi Funky Stats Fantasy Baseball:
We've got 10 teams right now but we can go to 12. Stats are in the process of being selected. And, oh yeah, its free.
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Funky Stats Fantasy Baseball?:
I was noticing that there are some pretty obscure stats that could be used to set up a 5x5 (or whatever XxX desired) that would have nothing like home runs but rather outfield assists, sacrifices, balks and other offbeat stats to play.
Doc Gooden Chooses Jail Over Rehab: Prosecutor Pam Bondi said Gooden chose the minimum one-year-and-one-day prison sentence instead because the judge said Gooden would receive a five-year sentence if he accepted the rehabilitation term and then slipped back into drug use. Sounds like he doesn't think he can quit. That's really sad.
The Big Hurt Becomes an A: Frank Thomas has been signed to a one year deal with the Oakland A's. It remains to be seen if Thomas will actually play or will get hurt in spring training and spend the rest of the season standing around the dugout looking pissed off.
NL Gold Gloves Awarded: Maddux gets his 15th! Vizquel gets his 10th and is the oldest infielder to get (another) one. Andruw Jones and Jim Edmonds get their 8th. By contrast, no AL Gold Glove winner this year has gotten more than 5.
Obviously a follow up to this post.
A's Rehire Macha Afterall:
Nothing like a nice call to your former boss to thank him for the opportunity and having it turn into another opportunity to manage the team you just left.
Quite a different sequence of events from this one, eh?
Clemens' Mother Dies Today, He Will Pitch Tonight To Honor Her:
Love him or hate him, Roger Clemens is a gamer. His mother passed away earlier today and he will be playing tonight and dedicating the game to her memory.