For me, anyway. Maybe for the team a rare day off will be just what the doctor ordered, but for me, it sucks. What am I supposed to do, rent a movie?
Baseball Prospectus is free this week. If you're as cheap as I am, you might want to take advantage. Otherwise, you'd have to pay to read what Christina Kahrl has to say about our latest moppet, Brooks Conrad:
It's hard to say that makes him a backup shortstop, but having just sent down Gregorio Petit and electing to cut Murphy loose for not being the next Mark Ellis-style minor bit of pilferage from the Royals, they're definitely in Weaver territory as far as having their backup shortstop at a Triple-A affiliate TBNL.
Of course, one of my BP favorites, The Week in Quotes, is always free:
With Huston, he's got a lot of major league experience and he's only 24 years old, so a guy like Huston would definitely fit into what we're trying to re-create here down the road."
--A's general manager Billy Beane
At least when baseball returns, Ellie will too.
That's about as much baseball as I can muster links for. Here is a random link about a great ape escape:
In the end Ichiro was tempted down with a banana, and zoo staff were able to tranquilize him safely.
I just know there's a joke there, somewhere.
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