Tyler Kepner of the Times wrote a good blog entry about Darrell Rasner for Bats. Rasner was a player everybody on the beat rooted for because he was unfailingly professional with us. Here’s wishing him good luck in Japan.
Gawker mentioned my blog today and it wasn’t to expose me as some sort of mainstream media idiot. That’s a good thing.
The Waikiki Beach Boys are in the Hawaii Winter League title game today. Damon Sublett is their DH. Here’s how Jeremy Bleich finished in Hawaii: six starts, 30.2 innings, 24 hits, 7 ER, 8 BB, 31 K,1 HR. Pretty solid. It’ll be interesting to see how far he advances next season.
One of our readers in Virginia, Rick, sent along this link to the web site of 2,175 for ALS. Ben Davis is hiking the Appalachian Trail (2,175 miles) to raise money for ALS research.
In case you missed it, Fire Joe Morgan called it quits. The Hat Guy must be relieved.
Kevin Long will be in the Dominican Republic this week working with Robinson Cano to polish up the changes they made to his batting stance at the end of last season. Brian Cashman will listen to any offer that comes along. But the Yankees didn’t send their batting coach from Arizona to the Dominican to tutor a player they want to trade.