A small but vocal subset of ANers know and use the poorly named "Apricot's Killfile", as celebrated(?) in past diaries Fanposts like this legendary poetry slam. Well, to be honest, it's just Xbox who uses it. Anyway, I have asked Daniel Martin, the excellent actual author of killfile for Greasemonkey to update it for AN3, and he claims that it is now working. For those who don't know what killfile is, here is a story for you.
In the great green room, there was a telephone and a red balloon and a picture of a giant snowman waving. And there was an old lady whispering hush to annoying AN users. In fact, she used a script called killfile.user which allowed users of Firefox browser to selectively block the posts from her screen. Goodnight room, goodnight phone, goodnight red balloon. Oh, before you go to sleep, remember you need to install Firefox, Greasemonkey, and then get the killfile script, which will make Firefox install the script (you may need to unblock the popup). Then restart Firefox and look for the "kill/hide comment" links next to every commenting user. This script should work across the SB Nation 3.0. Goodnight nobody, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.
Now onto a couple of token links.
Chavez likely out for opener
The A's have made no announcement, but the general feeling in the organization is that Eric Chavez's streak of Opening Day starts will end at nine. Steve Sayles, the team's head athletic trainer, wouldn't say whether Chavez will make the trip to Japan.
Mike Sweeney is either extremely optimistic or extremely desperate. At his locker at Phoenix Muni Stadium on Sunday, just before taking the field for another A's workout, Sweeney looked around the room of ballplayers in green and gold and offered a stunning assessment of Bobby Crosby's ass.