Photo by Sam MertenThe scene yesterday afternoon in the lobby of the Hilton Anatole.Likely bracing for the departure of free-agent hurler C.J. Wilson, the Texas Rangers have already inked former Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan to a two-year, $14.5 million contract and announced Neftali Feli ... More >>
So writes George Vecsey this morning in The New York Times -- referring, of course, to The Commerce Comet himself, Mickey Mantle. Insists the sports scribe, of the myriad comparisons made in recent days -- Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr. chief among them, per vanquished Yankees manager Joe Girard ... More >>
Here in The Sportatorium, every now and then we like to talk baseball. I mean hard-core, balls-and-strikes baseball.
By "every now and then" I mean this morning. And by "we", of course, I mean seamhead colleague Sam Merten.
Sam, the floor is yours:
For those of you distracted by Sean Avery's ... More >>