Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hump day link dump

We're too busy feeling shame at not knowing about the various ailments of the Blue Jays pitching staff (and thanks to all who've pointed out what an idiot we are for not knowing...we bow to your superior knowledge). So in lieu of actual content, we give you a dump o' links.

- USA Today's Paul White breaks down the Blue Jays...isn't it a tad early for season previews?

- SI's Tom Verducci talks about the problems geezers will have in getting signed, and notes that the Jays would have been better served going with Adam Lind over Frank Thomas last year.

-ESPN's Buster Onley mentions that a number of Type A free agents might have difficulty being signed, as teams are unwilling to give up the draft pick to get them. (He also mentions Orlando Cabrera as a potential fit for the Jays, which makes us question his sanity.)

-The Ghostrunners have a post with lots of numbers about BABIP, which makes us dizzy.

-Mirror soccer scribe Oliver Holt ponders a visit to a New Hampshire Fisher Cats game last season, and wonders how anyone can throw their support behind a farm team.

-The London Freep mentions that Jerry Howarth, Joey Votto and (most impressively) wrestler Leapin' Lanny Poffo (a former Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling Champ!) will take part in the St. Thomas Sports Spectacular celebrity dinner. Proceeds go to the Special Olympics and the Elgin Association for Community Living, which are both pet causes of ours that we wholeheartedly endorse.

-More hometown press on McGowan, courtesy the Coastal Courier, in which Dusty mentions the mystical powers of Cito Gaston.


Anonymous said...

Tao like's taking a hump day dump on someone's chest.

Tao of Stieb said...

Thanks for your input.

Anonymous said...

Cito's a people-that-aren't-white-have-mystical-powers-because-they're-closer-to-the-earth-since-they're-more-primitive-Morgan-Freeman

Rick said...


Ian H. said...

I might possibly consider pay 60 bucks to see Jerry Howarth and Joey Votto. That's actually not too bad!

Darren Priest said...

How much would you pay to get one of Doc's "AJ hugs"?