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  1. 1 day ago on Tank McNamara

    Actually, there IS. The Spotrac website is the best for breaking down contracts and they’ve got an email newsletter that’s pretty interesting within that context too.

  2. 1 day ago on Geech

    In some cities, you’ve got a shorter (and less uncertain) wait for the cable guy to show up than a cop.

  3. 1 day ago on Endtown

    It’s fuzzy, all right, at least on my 10" Acer Aspire One. Might look on my smartphone later but it sounds universal.

    We had a typhoon pass through the Philippines Monday night…not much damage here in Baguio but some of the lowlands got hammered big time as usual. You Floridians and Carolinians stay safe, now, y’hear?

  4. 3 days ago on Tank McNamara

    Billy Hamilton WAS known as a base-stealer until he stopped getting on base, which may be why he’s played sparingly for seven teams the last four seasons. The stolen base simply isn’t used as a weapon anymore. The highest-ranking active player in career steals is Dee Strange-Gordon, who’s tied with Joe Tinker for 124th with 336 steals.

  5. 3 days ago on Tank McNamara

    They still exist to a degree in the Pecos League, where there is no DH. Doesn’t seem to hurt when pitchers bat…Pecos teams averaged .310 and 8.5 runs per game (seven teams scored 10+ runs per game). With 22-man rosters, sometimes pitchers will play in the field or fielders will take their hand at pitching. The Wild West of Baseball, the Pecos is.

  6. 3 days ago on Tank McNamara

    Wait’ll concessions and merch sales drop in conjunction with the pitch clock and shorter games.

  7. 3 days ago on Tank McNamara

    Now you’re talking. I’ve announced college softball games where the mercy rule was triggered when a team led by 8+ runs after five innings. Maybe 10+ runs after seven innings in MLB? They can try it out in one of their (cough-cough) “partner league” to see how it works.

    Only problem with a mercy rule is that games are measured in out, not minutes and seconds, so you can’t sit on a lead and run out the clock (as the Mariners learned in KC). But, hey, give Manfred time: If it’s good enough for the East Poughkeepsie Butterflies in U-10 slo-pitch then, by God, it should be good enough for MLB.

  8. 4 days ago on Tank McNamara

    Meh. Larger bases? Negligible effect. Pitch clock? Needed for years. Banning the shift? Beats expecting players with multiyear contracts worth nine figured to lower themselves by learning to bunt or hit the other way. I guess.

    Now we need courtesy runners so slow players won’t feel bad about themselves. Any other U-10 girls slo-pitch rules out there that MLB can adopt?

  9. 5 days ago on Nancy Classics

    I wasn’t big into jellybeans but on a trip to Racine, Wisconsin, I had a chance to tour the Jelly Belly factory near Kenosha and bought a few there, although I passed on samples of some pretty grotesque flavors…the current crop includes Rotten Egg, Barf, Booger, Stinky Socks and Old Bandage.

  10. 5 days ago on Get Fuzzy

    Never really thought about voice actors for this strip. Thank God we have the early Peanuts TV specials to answer that question for us.

    TRIVIA…Sally Dryer voiced three regular Peanuts characters: Violet in “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Lucy in four Peanuts specials from “Charlie Brown’s All-Stars” through “He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown” and Patty in “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” as well as three minor characters (Clara, Shirley and Sophie) in “It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown.”