While you were busy watching the World Championship of Footballing, wishing someone would call up Drew Bledsoe, give him a job, and get him in uniform (no? was that just me?), baseball things still happened.
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What you may have missed:
Kevin Millwood retires. You may have missed it, but Kevin Millwood had one hell of a career. He once lead the league in ERA, but his real skill was showing up. He’ll finish with 169 wins in 2,720 innings. Not bad, sir. Not bad.
Mark Teixeira shows up in Rock of Ages. And admits he’s overpaid. You know, this guy might not be half bad.
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There is a high school baseballer named Fenway Parks. Which is better than Fenway Franks, I suppose.
Ben Lindbergh shows up on Clubhouse Confidential to talk about catcher framing. Offseason baseball is great because we have time to talk about things like this instead of “Do you think so and so will emerge from his slump?”
Anthony Bosch may have personally injected Alex Rodriguez. I hope they used an apparatus like this:
Curt Schilling and Jered Weaver don’t care about having gay teammates. How sad is it that this is even something we have to applaud?
Yankees sign Travis Hafner. It’s amazing how good of a fit that is, considering Pronk’s ability to crush the ball to right field.