Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday Morning Shortstop

Yeah, it's a lame spoof of Monday Morning Quarterback, but we're tired and we don't care.

Penny for Your Thoughts
It's not official yet, but it appears the Red Sox have added Brad Penny to their starting rotation. That would give them a first four of Josh Beckett, Dice-K, Jon Lester, and Penny. Tim Wakefield has the number five spot at the moment, with Clay Buchholz and Justin Masterson as additional options.

Penny was injured for most of 2007, finishing 6-9, 6.27. His performance came on the heels of a 16-win season in 2006. He was also a member of the world champion Marlins in 2003. He's expected to get a 1 year, $5 million deal.

The Red Sox also brought back catcher Josh Bard, whom they dealt in 2006 to get Wakefield's personal catcher, Doug Mirabelli, back from the Padres.

On the Air

The MLB Network kicks off on January 1, including a rebroadcast of Don Larsen's perfect World Series game. Network CEO Tony Pettiti tells us all about the new channel.

These Pirates are in Pittsburgh

Major league sports used to worry about pieces of content (clips, videos...) being ripped off. Now pirating of broadcasts is a full-blown concern.

Have a Nice Day

Bon Jovi is being sued by a guy who claims they ripped him
off their baseball promo song, "I love this town".

The Original Rocket
A new book documents the story of Ron Necciai, who struck 27 batters for the Bristol Twins in a 1952 Class 'D' game.

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