Monday, April 10, 2006

MLB Notes

  • When your hometown team lets you throw out the opening pitch, you should probably only say nice things about them, at least just for the day. Not if you're Batman.
"Look, I'd do it, too, if I were a businessman," said Keaton, a suburban Pittsburgh native known for his role as Batman. "But, at some point, you've got to win. I think fans have been gracious. And maybe not vocal enough. Maybe not vociferous enough with their displeasure. That's my opinion."

"I fear they will take advantage of the good will of the people who continue to show up," Keaton said of the Pirates. "For my money, that's disrespectful. At some point, you either have to write the check or do something and not assume, well, we're OK and, ultimately, the franchise is valuable, anyway, like Donald Sterling did with the Los Angeles Clippers."

Keaton also tweaked the Pirates with his apparel. Rather than wearing a Pirates cap to the ballpark, he wore a No. 86 hat in honor of Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward of the Steelers.

  • David Ortiz is with the Red Sox for at least another 4 years, and all it cost the Sox was $50 million. A fresh of breath air after the Johnny Damon nonsense.
  • Derrick Lee got $65 million for 5 years from the Cubs. He had one great season, but it's hard to believe he worth more than Ortiz.
  • A repeat recommendation: Chad Finn's Touching All the Bases. He's another Bostoncentric writer who posts even less than me, but he puts much more effort into his posts and comes up with really good stuff, including classic baseball cards.

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