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• Gaylord Perry on 'cheating': Not too much of a shock here, but Gaylord Perry -- famous for his spitball -- thought Joel Peralta's eight-game suspension was a bit harsh. [San Francisco Chronice]
• Safeco best? A recent internet poll had Milwaukee's Miller Park as the best park in baseball. I like Miller Park, but I wouldn't go that far. That, it seems, was more of a statement on the strength of the Brewers' mobilization of their fanbase to get on a website and vote. Those kind of mass voting contests don't interest me much, but I do like reading the opinions of those who have been to most, if not all, of the parks in the game. I've only been to 20 of the 30 current stadiums, so I don't feel like I can give a definitive ranking, although I know my list looks a lot more like La Velle E. Neal III's list at the Star Tribune than the one that has Miller Park at the top. Neal had Safeco Field as his favorite, but I'd probably put PNC Park or AT&T Park at the top, but Safeco Field would be in the top 5. I also agree with Dayn Perry, who said such rankings should be broken up between pre-Camden Yards and post-Camden Yards stadiums.
• Uggla struggling: Once again,
• Get that man a double-double: Tim Lincecum believes he took off too much weight this offseason. He said he's since put on 10 of the 33 pounds he lost after the 2011 season. [San Francisco Chronicle]
• Rain out: Tropical Storm Debby flooded the Phillies' spring training home, Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater, Fla. The stadium is home of the Phillies' Class A team in the Florida State League, but Clearwater played the only game that didn't get rained out on Sunday, as the team was playing the Cardianls' Palm Beach team on the other side of the state. [CSNPhilly.com]
• Power shift: Why are pitchers dominating the game? Is it the end of the steroid era, the proliferation of power pitchers, the pitches themselves, the approach of hitters or, maybe, technology? It's probably a good mix of all of those and more reasons we'll discover as we study this era more closely. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
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