A few notes amid the clearing bowl fog and settling NFL storm.
- JV will be on Conan tomorrow night.
- Mario Impemba won the Michigan Sportscaster of the Year award today. This should look nice on his mantle next to his “World’s Most Patient Man” and “Least Likely to Point Out Grammatical/Journalistic/Fact” awards given out by Kevin in Dallas. Just kidding…I see you RA.
- Barry Larkin was voted into the HoF yesterday. Jack Morris is inching closer, garnering 67% of the votes yesterday. I saw this on Freep: Morris received a higher percentage of voters than Boston’s Jim Rice and Minnesota’s Bert Blyleven did two years before their respective elections to Cooperstown.
- The Tigers quietly signed Eric Patterson to a Minor League contract last Friday, supposedly closing out the 2B prospects. Uh….
- Here’s your obligatory Kerry Wood rumor. Quick prayer for a pass. My favorite part about the articles is the acknowledgement of a $1.5M tag for Wood last year, and then a suggestion that the Tigers offer Wood $4M for 2012.