I got bored playing with a lineup tool today. I was trying to find better lineup combinations for the M’s, specifically if it made a big difference putting Cameron in at #2 instead of Guillen (no difference at all). So then I stuck a league-average third baseman in to replace Cirillo. Team scored 50 more runs or something ridiculous. Anyway, the tool’s not really hot, so work over a salt lick before you go trumpeting that one around.
Reader Chris Begley writes that Todd Zeile’s new nickname is “la plante verte”. I have no idea if that’s right — that could be “the upwards plant” for all I know. Sounds fine though.
And today’s weird google search link leading someone to us was “Gabe Kapler nude”. I would swear people are putting us on… except that we wouldn’t see the referral unless they had searched on the phrase and then gotten a result pointing to us, which they clicked on.
Todd Zeile off in Montreal, as a public service announcement I’d like to let everyone know that his nickname should now be (I’m guessing) “la fleur mise en pot.”