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Monday, June 29, 2009
My Morning in ExileBucky Dent is nice, but I was really hoping for a Joe Shlabotnik . ..
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 11:15am
Psst…in the Wieters column, you say “listed” instead of “listened” in the 2nd paragraph.
Posted 06/29 at 11:52 AM
From that same Peanuts series that you linked to:
Linus, Charlie Brown, and Snoopy are all seated at a table, waiting for Joe Shlabotnik to arrive to the sports banquet they paid to attend.
Posted 06/29 at 11:52 AM
Hrbek’s statement about the Twins’ new stadium was probably scripted by a PR firm.
There is no “field” there yet. Cranes, drills, excavation machines and hardhats, but no field.
Check it out: http://mlb.com/min/ballpark/new_ballpark_webcam_full.jsp
Posted 06/29 at 11:53 AM
Also, in your Bradley column; 3rd paragraph: “It’s be one thing.”
-your friendly neighborhood badger
Posted 06/29 at 11:55 AM
While we’re editing, the following sentence seems awfully comma heavy.
Posted 06/29 at 12:37 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
Thanks for the heads up on the typos, folks. Sorry about all of them today. I’m just not too focused for some reason.
Posted 06/29 at 12:52 PM
APBA Guy said...
Wieters struggles should surprise no one. It is a HUGE leap from college to pro ball, and a second huge leap to the Majors from AA/AAA. He did both in a year.
My nephews are or have been coached by Mike Stanley and Joe Oliver, two good defensive catchers in their day. The amount of work they put my nephews through to make them better catchers is amazing, and they’re just in AAU level ball. Wieters is having to absorb an awful lot, stuff that we’re watching on the big stage that most guys normally would be working through in front of a couple hundred minor league fans. He looks like he has all the tools, but like most college kids, his swing needs to shorten and become more direct, and he still has defensive technique flaws that college level talent can’t exploit, but big leaguers certainly can. He should get there, but that really depends in his case on his desire.
Posted 06/29 at 02:03 PM
And in other news, Ken Rosenthal and his superior newspaper-bred steroid-sniffing abilities have been hired on by the MLB Network.
Unfortunately for baseball fans without premium cable, they’re not making him quit FOX.
Posted 06/29 at 02:54 PM