I know it’s basically just been a string of MMIE’s lately, and for that I apologize. Wrapping up one’s legal career and preparing to jump right into a new one really has a way of taking up the afternoon. Still, six new posts a day ain’t exactly chopped liver as far as baseball bloggers go. You can still complain in the comments, though. Heck, I’m not happy with it myself. I feel like I’m watching baseball from 1000 yards right now. Anyway:
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A guy I know up in Flint tells this story about life at GM in the 80s that may be total bullshit, but I hope to God is true (it’s certainly truthy). Goes like this: GM used to give out cash awards to engineers and designers who came up with particularly innovative ideas, redesigns, etc. that ended up being adopted in production cars. One year, this fellow suggests that the radiator caps and windshield washer fill caps and stuff be painted and color coded so that morons don’t confuse them with one another and, I dunno, quit putting oil in the radiator. Great idea! Here’s your $1000 or whatever. After it’s put in production, the paint started to burn and bubble under the heat of the engine and caused a terrible smell. Same guy proposes that they cease painting the caps and gets another $1000. I bring this up only because Bud Selig now has the bright idea to tighten up the playoff schedule he loosened up a couple of years ago. I can’t wait until this dude’s Hall of Fame induction speech.
The Nats hire Davey Johnson. Maybe they should call Howard Johnson about their opening at shortstop.
Hideki Matsui pays for himself. You can’t afford not to buy!
Scott Boras is allegedly living in fantasyland. I wish it were “Fantasy Island.” I loved that show. I even liked the Malcom McDowell remake from a few years ago. Smiles everyone, smiles.
Lincecum or Carpenter? I dunno. Lincecum was probably better, but I’m finding myself sort of leaning Carpenter. If this whole blogging thing takes off I suppose it’s not crazy to think that I’d become a BBWAA member someday. In light of that I should probably man-up and make a case for one of them.
The Yankees and Jays are talking Roy Halladay. If that happens, they may as well just suspend baseball because it will guarantee the Yankees the championship. You know, like how signing Mike Mussina, Jason Giambi and Randy Johnson guaranteed them all of those championships a few years ago.
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