Live Draft Coverage
Okay, here’s a new thread for real time reactions to the draft picks. We have a few requests.
Please do not hit refresh constantly in order to find out who got picked. The server can’t handle it. MLB.com and Baseball America both have draft trackers that will update as the picks get made. Hit refresh on those bandwidth monsters.
Also, please realize that the server is taxed the most when everyone rushes to comment all at once. When 300 people all try to add their light to the growing firmament of discussion while 20,000 others are hitting refresh, we go offline. So, if you’re going to add a comment, have it be meaningful. Try to refrain from posting things like “WHAT?” or “YAY!”. They don’t really add to the discussion, and there’s a good chance you’ll help nuke the blog.
Edit: Comments have been turned off. Seriously, stop hitting refresh. I’ll provide commentary on the M’s pick in the post, turn comments back on afterwards.
So far, this has gone about as well as the M’s could have hoped – with Aumont and Dominguez both available, the M’s college arm fetish is going to be tested.
Hallelujah – Welcome to Seattle, Philippe Aumont. I’ve said for a week now that he was the guy I wanted. For the first time in years, the Mariners take the guy I like. Yipee!
Okay, comments are back on. Aumont now has his own post above.