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Three Strikes and a Ball for a Tuesday

Posted on: February 1, 2010 4:36 pm
Edited on: February 1, 2010 4:37 pm
 
Ball One:  Pitchers and catchers report in 17 days.  Hot damn!

Strike One:  It was announced that Jon Miller of Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN and voice of the San Francisco Giants would be inducted into Cooperstown today.  I hear a lot of people on sports talk radio and these interblags rail on Miller.  Those in the Bay area seem to have a different take.  Most people I know there seem to like and admire Miller.  I count myself in the latter category as well.  I think he's an outstanding baseball voice with a wealth of stories.  I think it's a well-deserved selection to the Hall.

Strike Two:  Good god, Dave Dombrowski, PUT DOWN THE CRACKPIPE!  I know things are bad in Detroit, but there is no reason to sign Johnny Damon.  You obstensibly got rid of a first-class outfielder to the Yankees for the purposes of trimming payroll.  Now you're going to overpay someone who the Yankees didn't want?  Save the money.  Build from within or sign a kid who can run in the wide open spaces of Comerica Park's centerfield.  A 37 year old Damon is not your answer.

Strike Three:  Joe Mauer just signed a gizillion dollar, 10 year contract with his hometown Twins.  I never thought Mauer would leave Minnesota.  Born and raised there, he's a homegrown boy done good.  In staying put, he's made himself a legend.  I'm happy for the kid.  He deserves it.
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