Spring Training Linkfest

The first day of spring training is complete, and it is so nice to see stories about baseball. It’s February and optimism time for Detroit Tiger fans.

  • Danny Knobler has a blog over at Mlive. His first report finds: a moratorium on talk of last year out of respect to Trammell, Pudge is more relaxed and 6-8 pounds heavier than last year, the 25 man roster will have 12 pitchers, and those pitchers will be taking grounders every day.
  • Jason Beck talked with Pudge. Rodriguez plans on playing 140 games this season.
  • While not a spring training article, Baseball Think Factory launched a new blog called Baseball Centrist. If you want to keep track of everything being written about the Tigers main competitors, this is the place to go.
  • Rob Parker wrote something for the Detroit News today. A couple of blogs have already weighed in on the article. I’m not going to respond or even link to the article. It is such a poor piece of writing that it doesn’t warrant a rebuttal. Columnists like Parker write things to stir the pot and get people riled up. This was such garbage it doesn’t deserve the attention.

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  1. Jeff M

    February 17, 2006 at 1:45 pm

    – Moratorium: Good idea
    – Pudge: Play as much as you want, as long you play better
    – Parker: He has always been an idiot. Thank you for not linking to his trash.

    I’m looking to get 2 grandstand 21-packs for the weekday plan. They come with 12 upper deck vouchers this year, so it’ll amount to more games than I have time for. Anyone interested in splitting? It wouldn’t necessarily have to be 50/50.

  2. Chuck Hildebrandt

    February 19, 2006 at 12:48 pm

    I didn’t know Pudge was a poet:

    “I feel strong.
    I feel great.
    I feel strong behind the plate.”

    Good meter, too.