- Twelve hours later, it's still stunning Canada qualified for the Olympics in baseball. Does it ever get tiresome pointing out that we did better in baseball in Athens that we did in Turin in men's hockey, especially considering the relative budgets for the two national associations?
(Short answer: No, and yes, it's a bit unhealthy to always love the underdog.)
- John Brattain is just demented enough to believe that incident in the late '90s when Manny Ramirez hit a comebacker right off Josias Manzanillo's cup -- or would have if Manzanillo had been wearing one -- demands to be set off in verse.
- Another Rapids pitching signing: Left-hander Jason Pilkington, a former Northern Leaguer, is apparently close to signing here ... much obliged to the Guelph Mercury and Greg Layson.
- Never too early to start thinking about the March Madness south of the border: Is Florida going to miss the Tournament? (They were down 30-5 at one point last night to Alabama -- who way back in September, lost an exhibition game to Carleton.)
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