My Morning in Exile

So I stayed in Calistoga, California for a couple of nights during my trip. Nice town. It’s also where Tom Seaver lives. Note: don’t go telling shopkeepers in Calistoga that you’re looking for Tom Seaver. They tend not to take kindly to out of towners stalking the locals. Anyway:

  • The Mets clean la casa
  • Bobby V. and Bobby Cox rumors that have already been discredited.
  • Here’s why the Bobby V. rumor is discredited.
  • Great Moments in Being Scott Boras
  • Gammons with a monumentally bad idea? I always thought it would be Clemenza.
  • The Pirates: 1890s-bad.
  • Coolest baseball thing I saw in San Francisco: a Porsche on the Golden Gate Bridge with the license plate “4MYDBLS.” Here’s a pic, though you can’t really make out the plate too good. Until I’m told differently, I’m going to assume that it was Brian Roberts, AWOL from the Orioles.


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    YankeesfanLen
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    Welcome back Craig. All you missed was a brouhaha about the Cy Young on the remnants of your Friday ATH.
    A scout can refuse no request on his prospect’s signing day. And may his first child be a masculine child.

    YankeesfanLen
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    YankeesfanLen

    Obviously, I meant to say agent.

    bigcatasroma
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    Craig, the trip looks like it was good for – congratulations on getting out of the house . . . . . . and back to blogging, where any apparent attempt to actually discuss things like race, baseball policy, etc., on NBC gets picked up by members of the racist ignoranti (hey – did I just make up a word?).  Hey, I hate the Mets as much as the next person, but when bad baseball decisions dovetail into racial bigotry and xenophobia, I lose my $#!t.  Did the Mets, Minaya and the brass decide to lean Latino over the last… Read more »
    The Rabbit
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    Welcome back Craig.  Hope it was a great trip. I first heard about the Cox/Wren disagreement on the MLB Network.  Did the network get it from Edes? Did Edes pilfer it from the network? Did the same “source” speak to both media outlets? Who knows?  Film at 11. Re Gammons: Arrrrgh! I would love to see it go to 2 divisions where you might have enough teams in a division to have a pennant race. Get rid of the wild card and have a 7 game divisional playoff. However, I’d also like to see the end of interleague play, the… Read more »
    ElBonte
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    ElBonte

    Cox just announced that he will return for one more year as manager and then retire to a consulting role.

    Kevin S.
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    Kevin S.
    Posting in here so it doesn’t get swallowed up in the mess of the NBC thread, and I’m more likely to get a rational discussion, but why are we going out of our way to penalize Wild Card winners?  They are typically better than at least one division winner.  They don’t have the benefit of being able to sneak into the playoffs winning 85 games, the plurality of which come against their crappy division (alternately the NL West, NL Central, and AL Central in recent years), which they were only in by the happenstances of geography in the first place. … Read more »
    Kevin S.
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    Kevin S.
    Posted this on the four-letter this morning: Which is why they should realign to two divisions, two wild cards. In the AL, play each team in your division 18 times, each team in the other division six times. That leaves you with twelve extra games, which could either be interleague or some kind of unbalanced schedule (first place plays extra games against first place, second v. second, etc). In the NL, play each team in your division 18 times, each team in the other division three, again giving you 150 games. Then, top half of the division plays an extra… Read more »
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