In the News: Links To Feb. 24's Big Baseball Stories

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IFebruary 23, 2009

Brewers News

New Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman is looking forward to his season with the Brewers and (for the time being) is done looking back to his bitter breakup with the Padres. Damn, I swear I’ve read this article like 10 times in the past week.

Hoffman did express his love and thanks to the San Diego fans by placing a full-page ad in the San Diego paper. Always a classy move.

Ken Macha gave Brewers players a short day today. Tomorrow is the first intrasquad game, followed by the start of the exhibition season on Wednesday.

Macha set-up the Spring Training rotation today. Many JSOnline Blog commenters piss and moan.

Bob Uecker’s new partner Cory Provus made it to Brewers camp today. More pissing and moaning from the same JSOnline Blog commenters.

Beyond the Box Score has its Graph of the Day. It shows J.J. Hardy versus Carlos Quentin.

Check out the opening video to Game Two of the 1982 World Series on NBC. Wow.

I’m sure most have seen ESPN’s Mount Rushmore of Sports gimmick, so I’m not going to go into the background. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Anyway, the voting for Wisconsin yielded this as Wisconsin’s Mount Rushmore of Sports. Jared rolled in his grave.

Minor Leagues

Right Field Bleachers' very own Tyler Maas has another post at Bugs and Cranks. Way to go Tyler. Now I know how you felt when The Onion stole your Craig Counsell thunder. Oh well, you’re much more funny in showing your animosity for morons.

Bernies Crew takes a shot at predicting the Nashville Sounds roster for this coming season.

Time Warner Cable is sponsoring the Timber Rattlers opening weekend. No surprise there. It is Time Warner Cable Field, for crying out loud.

Gord Ash will speak at this years Wisconsin Timber Rattlers’ Lead-Off Experience. There are also details of the event that is being held April 8 (the day before the T-Rats opener).

NL Central

Metrasha native Eric Hinske compares this years Pirates to the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays. Okay.

Other News

The Rays signed Jason Isringhausen to a minor league deal.

Mark Mulder is reportedly close to holding an open bullpen session for interested teams.

Tit-Baby Seth Frank Odalis Perez was cut by the Nats today. He has this to say:

“I thought it best and I prefer to sit in my house if the Nationals do not show more appreciation for my work,” Pérez said.

Ah, isn’t a Minor League deal about the right appreciation for your work?

Who do you think will be on the trading block come July?

Ouch. Ha. I still love you, C.C.