Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Quick Notes

1) The thought of having Sidney freaking Ponson in the AL Central again does nothing to make me feel less like throwing up. Thanks Kansas City. Thanks a LOT.

2) My pic of Nick Swisher's bleached out "face fungus" last season has appeared on a medical website about facial fungus. Score one for me, and score one for Google Image search! Will screen print and post it here when I get home from work.

As promised, here's the screencap in case it disappears.


Jeremiah said...

Awesome about Swisher's mug... sad sad day about the Kansas City Super Royals. Apparently they want to win a few games vs. the Twins this year and they know that my buddy and I won't be making the trip together there, so they had to come up with a back-up plan to get the wins.

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Minnesota Twins outfielders have a grand debate about socks
Outfielders learn wearing them too low will cost you
By Phil Miller
Posted: 03/23/2009 12:01:00 AM CDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Carlos Gomez was wearing his socks up high, knee-length, on Saturday. So was Alexi Casilla. Same for Michael Cuddyer on Sunday.

A rash of turn-back-the-clock sensibilities? The newest fad? Somebody lose a bet to Joe Crede? Think again.

"I don't want to pay $1,000," Gomez said. "They said they'll take $1,000."

"They" is Major League Baseball, and the Twins outfielders are reacting to a letter teammate Denard Span received last week advising him of the rules about uniform pants and warning him another violation will cost him a grand.

"I didn't even know it was a rule," Span said. "But it was accidental anyway."

The letter from league disciplinarian Bob Watson said pants must not extend underneath a player's spikes; they must end at the heel. Span said that's how he wears his pants anyway, but in a game last week in Fort Lauderdale, his pants got snagged, and they stretched beyond his heel. During the game, he was photographed sliding into second base that way, and the photo ran in USA Today.

A day later, he got the letter, so Span figures that's how the league spotted him. "I'm a little worried about it, because I didn't even know it had happened. Who's to say if it could happen again?" Span said. "And $1,000 is $1,000."