Outside of these lost letters, it’s occurred to me I took about two weeks off from here.
Friends, here’s what we’ve missed:
My original intent was to interview Glen Perkins for one of my upcoming columns, but I think his injury threw a wrench into those plans.
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I won’t do this too often, but Aaron Gleeman often puts music or videos into his posts, so I have a couple today. First is one of a song I’ve been listening to relatively frequently:
That’s an old one, but a good one. As for another oldie, but goodie, how about a tribute to Macho Man Randy Savage:
Over at Baseball Press we do something called “Weekly Linkage” in which we collaborate to post some of the stories we’ve read over the past week. This week, I contributed the Matthew Pouliot story about flamethrowers and pie-throwers. Our link roundup appears here.
Last night Glen Perkins suffered an oblique injury after giving up a hit to the first batter he faced. In addition to being a fluke injury, it completely sent the bullpen into a panic as Matt Capps had to be called upon in the eighth inning. Perkins will be out a few weeks, but I think the big story here is that Dusty Hughes gets the call over Chuck James.
I get it, James isn’t on the 40-man roster, but there’s plenty of fungible talent that would even pass through waivers if they opted to DFA said player. Instead, Hughes gets the call again while James has fanned more than 12 per nine innings, posted a cool 1.10 WHIP and 3.89 K/BB, and has out and out dominated with his 1.75 ERA. I’m not quite sure what else he’ll have to do to get the call.
I’ll be joining the team of @closernews starting sometime this week. The busy get busier, right?
I also have some potentially huge professional news in the works. Hopefully more details soon to come. Thanks for reading! Have a great Sunday.