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Monday Mendozas

Today's links won't strain their groin but might smack the jeebers out of some innocent door the next time things don't go well ...

  • I'm not saying he should have been there; that's between him and his God (or gods). But if he really didn't know when the funeral was, it's because he didn't care to know.

  • The A's have no desire to move Ben Sheets? Why on earth not? He's got a 4.63 ERA and he's in line to earn more than $6 million more this season. Am I missing something here?

  • I've always wondered about Jim Konstanty's MVP Award in 1950. Well, Studes does more than wonder.

  • Thought experiment: What would George Steinbrenner's legacy be today if he'd purchased the Cleveland Indians in 1973, rather than the New York Yankees? Well, it almost happened.

  • I'm not sure what to say about Carson Cistulli's Bob Uecker: Ethical Model ... except that Oregon's loss is Wisconsin's gain, and it owes us (the Packers would seem fair recompense, I should think).

  • Yeah, in retrospect this probably wasn't a shining moment in sports commentary.

  • Object Lesson No. 237 in the vast difference in quality between Major League Baseball and the brand in Japan.

  • I'm not a big fan of watching old shows on cable, because of all the commercials and the truncated scenes (to make room for an extra commercial or two). But if you don't have Seinfeld on DVD (as I do, for "research" purposes) and you've somehow missed the Steinbrenner episodes, this week you're in luck.

  • And finally, I like this very much (the analysis, I mean; I kind of wish it were somebody, anybody else).