It's August and baseball is pretty much the only game in town. Couple of links to peruse between innings:
Scott Boras for Commissioner of Baseball? He'd be better than Bud Selig.
Baseball Prospectus: Give Fehr his due. The relative popularity of Fehr and his NFL counterpart, the late Gene Upshaw, ran in inverse proportion to how good each man was at his job of representing the athletes in their charge.
Hardest throwing pitcher of all time? Some incredible factoids in the article:
- In high school, he had an 18-strikeout, 18-walk no-hitter.
Now THAT would be a game to watch.
Little leaguers visiting Dr. James Andrews. Not good. Some pretty bad parents, too.
Baseball cards about to finally disappear? New marketing agreement might do them in for good.
A safer batting helmet, but will they wear it? Standing in a batter's box with someone like Rich Harden in the mound can be a scary experience.
Mets vow not to shave until they reach .500 It's going to be a LONG season in New York.