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.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Too Much Today

Is it just me, or is there simply too much going on today?

I suspect that many of you are already inebriated (for those of you who truly are, I've provided a link in case you don't remember the definition of that word).

Not only is it St. Patrick's Day, but it's also the start of the NCAA basketball tournament and start of the infamous Congressional hearings on steroids, which involve numerous baseball luminaries (past and present).

Fortunately TiVo has become a more common household appliance, so folks will be able to keep up with all of their drinking and television watching - even if they do have to spread some of those things out over the next few days.

Even more fortunately for me, St. Patrick's Day does not coincide with football season. Oh what a tailgate party that would be.

In baseball news, I was surprised to see the Devil Rays option B.J. Upton to the minors yesterday. While there was speculation that Upton might be sent down for more seasoning at the start of the season, I was surprised that the move was made this early. Upton seems to be an unbelievably talented prospect. I just hope the Devil Rays can continue to move him along the path they took Carl Crawford, Rocco Baldelli, and Aubrey Huff, and not down the road that Josh Hamilton found. Lately though it feels like the Rays will manage Upton into the corner that Dewon Brazelton is in. Another guy with all of the talent in the world, but who just hasn't found a way to put it together yet at the major league level.


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