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Archive for October, 2006

Woah Black Betty!

According to CBS4, the Red Sox have signed Mike Timlin to a one-year deal worth $2.8 million, plus incentives. I’m sure a lot of people will scoff at that decision, but I think it was the right thing to do. While most people will focus on the fact that Timlin will be 41 one and coming off a season in which he went 6-6 with a 4.36 ERA (and you often held your breath when he came in with runners on), it’s also a season in which he had the fewest appearances since 1999. The way I see it, with some rest in the off-season and no WBC, I think he’ll be a relative bargain given what good arms cost on the market right now. Plus, who doesn’t want to see Timlin–who has been nothing but an iron horse for us while here–wearing a Red Sox uniform when he becomes only the 11th pitcher in major league history to appear in 1,000 or more games? I certainly won’t mind it.

P.S. I’m back! I think…

And so it ends

The St. Louis Cardinals are the [improbable] World Series Champions. I was rooting for the Tigers (they of the 119 losses in 2003), but you can’t make errors in every game of the World Series and expect go home with some bling. Hats off to the Cardinals, though. It may be true that few people would have called you the best team in the majors this year, but none of them will head into April as defending champions.

110 days until pitchers and catchers report…