Arizona agrees to terms with Craig Breslow on a one year contract.
Baltimore signs Luis Ayala to a one year contract.
Cubs sign Ryan Rowland-Smith to a minor league contract.
Colorado signs Steve Holm to a minor league contract.
Oakland extends the contract of general manager Billy Beane through the 2019 season.
Texas signs Joe Beimel to a minor league contract.
Perth 4, Melbourne 1 in Perth. The Heat scored single runs in the first, fourth, sixth, and seventh. James McOwen led the way for Perth with three hits, including a fourth-inning home run that gave the Heat a lead they never relinquished. Tim Kennelly added two hits. Virgil Vasquez got the complete game victory, striking out eight while giving up five hits and no walks. For Melbourne, Kevin David singled and homered for the lone Aces run. Travis Blackley took the loss, allowing all four runs on nine hits in seven innings. No Twins players appeared in the game. The win gave Perth a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship series.
Here are some outtakes from Episode 2. The first section is what went on during the intermission during taping. The second part is a "What Are You Drinking?" that someone suggested we do during our "Goodbyes", but after SBG had already hung up. He had to go for another call, as I remember. Runtime: 9:00
Jimmy Ryan (1863)
Kenjiro Tamiya (1928)
George Alusik (1935)
Ollie Brown (1944)
Ben Oglivie (1949)
Tom Veryzer (1953)
Todd Benzinger (1963)
Scott Pose (1967)
We would also like to wish a very happy birthday to Moss.
Continue reading Happy Birthday–February 11
It's the birthday of my best friend from elementary school. Time to call him...I haven't seen him since I had to miss his second wedding, which was marred when his wife's brother - part of a Somalian high school gang - invited some rivals to have a fight outside the church. Really.
I 'aint seen my baby in ninety nine and one half days.
It seems like the Wolves schedule is composed of playing Houston 20 times, playing Dallas 20 times, and the rest of the league 26 times. There are downsides to the compressed 66 game schedule. but the upside is that the Wolves are playing a lot of games per week, and when you have a fun or a winning team its nice. Its almost like MLB. Who know how long the players can keep up the pace? The Wolves have been shooting horribly from outside of 10 feet the last couple of games, and its a 50/50 chance the ball goes in the bucket from inside 10. In fact, the Wolves as a team are shooting .429 this season, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Its it tired legs, or are the Wolves composed of a bunch of poor shooters...its probably a little of both.
The Wolves get a rested Kevin Love back after his 2 game mandatory vacation, and Pek! gets the starting nod again because Darko is out with a sprained right ankle and bruised ego.
*note* tomorrows Wolves-Knicks (Linsanity!) tilt is not of FSN. Last year Kevin Love had his 30-30 game against the Knicks and that game was not on tv...might have to scoop up a ducat or two for that
This week's question is pretty simple:
If your baseball skills had been good enough to get you to the majors, who would be your number one comparable player on your baseball-reference page? In other words, which actual major leaguer's style of play and skills most closely resemble the ideal version of your own when you played? And what number is on your jersey?
What does the WGOM's roster look like?
I will not be playing this song for my wife.
What's your random ten for the week?
Looks like there are 22 days until the Twins' first spring training game. I'm getting antsy again.