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Monday, May 28, 2012

Upcoming Hat Days and Bobbleheads

Rays - June 3 - Desmond Jennings
           June 15 - Joe Maddon

Blue Jays - June 3 - Yuniel Escobar

Braves - June 9 - Sid Bream Slide
              June 11 - Hat

Marlins - June 27 - Josh Johnson

Mets - June 3rd - Hat
           June 17 - Keith Hernandez

Phillies - June 3rd - Hat

Indians - June 3rd - Carlos Baerga
              June 18 - Asdrubal Cabrera

Royals - June 2nd - Hat

Cubs - May 29th - Jeff Samardzija
           June 12 - Hat

Reds - June 23 - Sean Casey

Astros - June 20 - Hat
             June 22nd - Craig Biggio

Brewers - June 6 - Hat
                June 10 - Nyjer Morgan

Pirates - June23 - Hat

Mariners - June 15 - Felix Hernandez
                 June 17 - Fishing Cap

Diamondbacks - June 23 - Ian Kennedy

Rockies - June 8 - Hat

Dodgers - May 29 - Cey, Russell, Lopes, Garvey
                 June 12 - Mike Scioscia
                 June 28 - Eric Karros

Giants - June 10 - Hat
             June 30 - one of 5 random bobbles

Sunday, May 27, 2012

2012 Dead List

At the moment, there are two teams on this year's official "Dead List".

This year, I'm starting the dead list at 10 games out of both the division and the wildcard.  Last year, Tampa Bay hit the list and came back from the dead.

Right now, we have two dead teams walking.

Minnesota Twins - 11 out in the wildcard, 13.5 division
Chicago Cubs - 10.5 wildcard, 12 division.

I don't think many people would argue that they're both toast.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Banner Day Details?

The Mets have given the times for registration... but they've never come out and said exactly when the festivities will begin.  Why not?

Monday, May 7, 2012

NY License Plate EPX 1576

This is the license plate of a jackass who should not be driving.

While driving home tonight, this moron got impatient because  I didn't feel like running over the pedestrian in the crosswalk.

If the driver of EPX 1576 recalls from his driver's exam, pedestrians have the right of way.  You can't run them over while they're legally crossing.

I'm sorry, but I don't feel like killing some old guy because you're leaning on your horn.

So EPX 1576 broke another traffic law after growing impatient.   He sped around me, crossing the line into the oncoming lane so he could speed past me, only to end up stopped at the red light ahead, where I ended up right behind him.

So Mr. EPX 1576, you broke two traffic laws and where did it get you?  There 5 seconds earlier.

So for those 5 seconds, you were willing to risk the life of an old guy in a crosswalk.

I hope the DMV looks at this and revokes your license.

Have a nice day.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Jose Reyes a Yankee in 2014?

See my last post.  I think it's likely.

Marlins to Sell off after 2013?

So I'm looking through Cot's Baseball Contracts at the Marlins.   Could they be looking at another potential selloff after 2013 if their attendance doesn't quite live up to the expectations of the new ballpark?

The team has done it before.  They've even gotten rid of players once the larger salaries kicked in after the contracts started (remember Carlos Delgado?).

What happens after 2013?  The big contract Jose Reyes signed?  The salary jumps from $10 million to $16 million.  Mark Buehrle?  He goes from $7 million this year to $12 million in 2013 up to $19 million.

What also happens after 2013?  Josh Johnson's contract for $13.75 million is up.  Ricky Nolasco for $11.5 million is gone.  Even John Buck for $6.5 million is off the books.

People aren't coming after a two year experiment?   No problem.  You have three large contracts going away.  You have two other salary jumps for players you can potentially dump off to one of the big teams for just taking the contract off the books.  (Let's not forget - Jose Reyes loves New York and Derek Jeter will be age 40 in the 2014 season - who better to take that contract?)

It's not a stretch to say that Jose Reyes may be back in New York as a Yankee.