Red-hot evening update!
Putz underwent his MRI, results will/should/might come out tomorrow.
USSM is the 2007 Seattle Blog of the Year in the Metroblogging poll, narrowly beating out Lookout Landing 56-44%. I’d like to point out, though, that Lookout Landing would have utterly dominated the competition on its own… their losing vote count in the final was nearly 10x the winner’s tally in the poll for 3rd place.
The Cheater’s Guide to Baseball didn’t place first in Entertainment Weekly’s review of new baseball books
THE CHEATERâ€™S GUIDE TO BASEBALL
An irreverent history of (and instructional guide to) spitballing, bat corking,
sign stealing, and other practices that â€œmade baseball into what it is today.â€
Using performance-enhancing drugs â€œis not nearly as wrong as game fixing,â€
insists Zumsteg. â€œSomeone using steroids is trying to play better, not tamper
with the essential nature of the contest.â€ Somewhere, Barry Bonds is smiling.
A stand-up double. B
So so far it’s “a sure hit” and “a stand-up double” in print reviews. I’m betting the hit metaphor continues.
Part of why spring training’s great: I met Ryan’s parents at the M’s-Padres game in Surprise. He runs Sportables, which has an M’s preview up.