Get this, Ichiro wanted to play for the Yankees before he extended his contract with Seattle.
Too bad that didn’t happen. No player is more fun to watch.
Meanwhile, nice guy Johnny Damon visited an orphanage in Thailand. Johnny D’s mom is Thai and he told us several times last season that he was looking forward to this trip.
For all his goofy comments, Damon almost always does the right thing.
My favorite story of the day was on ESPN.com. Buster Olney reported that the Cubs are taking offers on Mark Prior.
This reminds me of the scene in Godfather Part II when Michael met with Senator Geary in Reno.
“You can have my answer now, if you like. My final offer is this: nothing.”
Thanks to Ashley for pointing these stories out to me.
Amid all the good hot-stove banter today, two dopes tried to screw up the process. One guy tried to post as some regulars and was quickly called out on it. He was banned. This other chucklehead, Miller, boasted on another forum about posting false information here. He also was banned and his IP address was forwarded to the IT security people at the paper.
This stuff is rare, fortunately. But we’re staying on top of it.