Last week, I wrote a little thing explaining why LeBron James wouldn't make a good baseball player. For those of who still think basketball players are the unquestioned greatest athletes in the world, I present John Wall. And for the sake of comparison, Mariah Carey.
Must read of the week
Larry Behrendt of It's About the Money has an examination of the McCourt situation with the Dodgers. It's an extraordinary piece of work, the best summary I've read on the whole sordid McCourt affair with the Dodgers. It will leave you feeling disgusted and more than a little angry as to the way Frank and Jamie McCourt abused money, the Dodgers and, in the end, Major League Baseball. I'm with Larry: Frank McCourt must go and it's not even a debate.
Bill Baer of Crashburn Alley campaigns for Shane Victorino to make the NL All-Star team.
Jonah Keri of ESPN Insider looks at the best offseason acquisitions. I like his mentions of Phil Humber and Ryan Vogelsong in the out-of-nowhere category.
Another Keri piece, from last week, that's worth checking out: Should teams consider pitching their ace once per week?
Dave Gershman sure picked an interesting time to start up his Marlins blog. Anyone for an 80-year-old manager?
Baseball Time in Arlington has four questions about the Rangers.
Jon Shepherd of Camden Depot does a weekly post where he looks at the "Science of Baseball" -- various studies done on the sport. This week he looks at studies on interleague attendance, small ball tactics and pitcher recovery. Check it out here.
Geoff Young points out that Anthony Rizzo is 1 for his last 20 with eight strikeouts and four walks. This isn't Tucson.
The Twins are winning but Joe Mauer continues to struggle.