It's time to address some loose ends by removing dead links and adding new resources.
Nothing happened today, so it's a perfect time to take a head count. Use this thread to submit sites and blogs for link consideration on Beerleaguer. I receive many requests on this subject via email, but they often slip through the cracks. It's nothing personal. Trust me. Submitting your information in the thread below is the best way to be included, so drop a line and spread the word here. Additions will be made next week. Non-bloggers are also encouraged to make suggestions related to links, stats, functionality and navigation, while keeping in mind that Typepad has no plans to change the 50-per-page comment format. Once the season starts, I'll manually post a "jump to the newest comment" quick link for heavy-volume posts.
Notes: The Philadelphia
Sports Card & Memorabilia Show moves to the Valley Forge Convention
Center in King of Prussia March 13-15. Admission is $7 for the day or
$18 for a weekend pass. Willie Mays will be the featured autograph
guest, along with Jim Rice, Frank Robinson and Willie McCovey. To
purchase autograph tickets, visit www.mab-celebrity.com, and for more
information on the show, go to www.phillyshow.org. ... My good friend at WIP radio Brian Startare has written
"Flyer'd Up," a book of facts, trivia and stories about the
Philadelphia Flyers. Order it here. ... Once again, long-time
Beerleaguer Billy Mac will be filing reports from spring training March
3 through 10. If anyone plans on attending spring training before
or after Billy's stay and would like to email updates and photos from
Clearwater, inquire via email.
Minor league contract bonanza: Lots and lots of minor league deals are surfacing in the days leading up to the start of spring training: Kevin Millar (Blue Jays); Eric Milton (Dodgers); Jose Valentin (Mets); Randy Flores (Rockies); Ben Broussard (White Sox); Morgan Ensberg (Tampa Bay); Andruw Jones (Rangers), with others, like Ray Durham, still receiving minor league offers. Crashing and burning isn't limited to Wall Street. Rotoworld on Milton: "Injuries and home runs combined to sabotage Milton's career after he signed a three-year, $25.5 million deal with the Reds in 2005. He went 16-27 with a 5.83 ERA during the contract, missing most of 2007 and all of 2008 following Tommy John elbow surgery. Now 33 years old, Milton is little more than Triple-A filler even if healthy."
One can identify many parallels between baseball and Wall Street these days, with teams taking a good-hard look and seeing nothing but overpriced junk. Thankfully, the Phils only have a small amount of it where it counts.