Chief Wahoo makes an appearance on all four Indians uniforms this coming season. I love the throwback grays.
Derek Jeter somehow won a Gold Glove this year. To all the haters out there who think he's lost a step (which he has) and has nothing left in the tank (.270 BA in 2010), sorry. He had the best fielding percentage (.989) in the American League. Here's the breakdown among AL shortstops: seventh highest amount of chances (553), third in double plays turned (94), committed the fewest errors (6), fourth highest in innings played (1304), and was second in games played (151). So you can sip on those numbers for a bit and let me know if you still think it's a joke that he won. I think they got it right.
Joe Miller and Joe Morgan are OUT as ESPN Sunday Night Baseball analysts - this one was a long time coming.
The other night on "Undercover Boss", Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts was in the spotlight. He sold hot dogs, changes the scores in the board at Wrigley, cleaned restrooms (where he was asked to leave), helped park cars (where his cover was almost blown), and was a part of the grounds crew. It was awesome to see a man in his position with his type of money do something of this magnitude. The five people he worked under were all under-appreciated in their field of work - in fact, the bathroom attendant was the same guy who flips the scores. Each and every one of them got a well-deserved "gift" when all was said and done. Bathroom/Scoreboard guy was given his wish - a staff family appreciation day and swimming lessons for his daughter (by Northwestern's swim coach). Hot Dog vendor was given a plaque on the wall and a $1,000 gift. Parking Lot attendant was told that the Cubs are going to pay for his classes to get his ESL degree. The field maintenance guy was given a paid internship with the Cubs marketing department. Why, I ask, can't something like this hap
pen to me?
The Giants decided not to pick up the option on World Series MVP Edgar Rentaria. This was the case with the Yankees last year with 2009 WS MVP Hideki Matsui. There is something to be said about having veteran guys help lead your team to a World Series - get rid of them.
I am sitting here for an exhibition basketball game - we're playing a Division II school and are losing. 1:00 left in regulation, so I gotta get on the ball and get this clean-up underway.