links for 2008-03-10


  1. Chris in Dallas

    March 10, 2008 at 10:28 am

    For once I’ll make a non-Tigers related comment. JoPo’s blog is a must read. He’s one of the best sportswriters we’ve got going.

  2. Kurt

    March 10, 2008 at 10:49 am

    And here we have the anti-Pos: More famous, more clueless:

    Did they just rerun a column from last year? Wait, better question, did they LEARN anything from last year when PECOTA nailed the White Sox?

  3. Ben

    March 10, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Embrace the ignorance, indeed. For what it’s worth, the boys seem to think that column is a parody. That comes as a relief, I suppose.

  4. Jim

    March 10, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    It is a piece of satire. Art Garfamudis isn’t an actual person. But it is hilarious!

  5. Tbone

    March 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Jordan Tata = ugh. Unbelievably stupid.

  6. Deryl G

    March 10, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Jim, I hope you are right. I have read articles that were this bad that were not satire.

    If this is not a joke, then I am a little upset about the link. The fact that I (and others) visited that page may encourage them to write more garbage like that.

  7. Kurt

    March 10, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    I was sure it was fake when I read it. But I found it in poor taste over Jeremy Brown.

  8. Chris in Dallas

    March 10, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    I’m still trying to figure out what Art Garfamudis is an anagram for…anyway, just thought I’d pass on a link of my own. Here’s 5 minutes with Ryan Raburn (posted on Baseball Prospectus)

  9. rings

    March 10, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Didn’t he used to play with Simon & Garfamudis?

  10. Adam

    March 10, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Perhaps the more interesting link is the Baseball Today podcast – in which some baseball guy interviews Peter Gammons and then Brandon Inge.

    Interesting stuff. From what I got out of Inge, he’s ready to just “go out there and have fun in my new role,” and “realize that if catching is my option to be a starter I need to pursue that.” The interview ends with this guy saying that he’s fairly sure Inge will be traded by opening day.

  11. Dave BW

    March 11, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Any time you see something on Page 2, there’s a good chance it’s meant to be funny.

  12. Stos

    March 11, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    This is what I love about the Tigers. Cabrera needs some help getting in shape- so Guillen is there to help him in the off season in Venezuela as well as the preseason in Lakeland. We are fortunate to not only have a VERY talented group of athletes, but a lot of just really good guys- a lot of class acts.