For the reading you do outside of the bathroom.
— You should definitely head on over to The DiaTribe and read Paul's "Diary of a Mad Baseball Fan," which chronicles his trip to Goodyear, Arizona, for spring training.
This is perhaps my favorite nugget:
Aside from DeRosa, the game was highlighted by Fausto Carmona pounding the strike zone (that’s a good sign, kids) and giving up only one really hard hit ball. That hard hit ball, of course, came off the bat of one Mr. Milton Bradley and as soon as it left his bat, everyone knew that it was gone. I immediately turned to my Cubs’ fan brother-in-law (who was not completely versed on the Bradley-Wedge dynamic) and told him to watch Milt round the bases. Sure enough, as he trotted from 3B to home, Bradley unmistakably pointed to Wedge and the rest of the Indians’ coaching staff, seated in folding chairs beside the Indians’ dugout, eliciting only head shakes and exasperated looks from the Tribe coaches. Much more vocal about his displeasure over Bradley’s antics, a guy in front of us (in a Tribe jersey) immediately jumped to his feet and unleashed a long diatribe over how Bradley would be bagging groceries if he couldn’t hit a baseball, how classless Bradley was, and a number of other unmentionable suggestions that were undoubtedly heard by the whole park, Bradley included.(The DiaTribe)
— The 2009 Diamond Mind Projection Blowout, which runs thousands of simulated seasons using the best of the statistical projection models, is out and the Indians come out ahead in the AL Central the majority of the time — somewhere around the high-80's in win total. (Replacement Level)
— For what it's worth, The Big Lead also put together an AL Central projection post. (The Big Lead)
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