The Book of Mike

"This is no junior college. This is the notorious University of Miami.” -- Marlins starter Dontrelle Willis, after getting knocked around for six runs in 2 1/3 innings by the Canes.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Weekend Reading

A few things to take note of this weekend as you get ready for pitchers and catchers to report:

  • Over at the Hardball Times they did a great piece this week about which teams have been the most successful over the years at executing trades. You can check it out here. Mike's Baseball Rants (which contributed to the piece) also singled out the twenty most lopsided trades since 1961. Interesting reading.
  • In today's New York Times, Murray Chass alleges that the Yankees knew that Jason Giambi had used steroids when he signed his contract. While they may not have known it directly at the time, they did know that he asked to have specific language relating to steroids removed from his contract.
  • If you haven't done it already, you should really consider using the Firefox web browser. I'll let you seek out other recommendations (try a google search) on your own, but I will say that Firefox is great. Popups are a thing of the past with this browser (even without separate add-ons). If you're doubtful, you can run both IE (or whatever you use currently) and Firefox in parallel. It's subtle at first, but Firefox is faster and safer than any other browser that you've used before. And if nothing else, you might as well get on the bandwagon before they start charging for it. I've been using Firefox for a few months now and I absolutely love it.


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