– Nope, not Perlozzo’s fault. The Orioles would be far better off if more of their players were like Nick Markakis.

– The A’s are torn about the ensuing return of Mike Piazza from the DL (as a DH); so much so that they’ve decided to make him their back-up catcher even though his right shoulder sprain renders him useless in that position. Scott Ostler at the SF Gate has the story – and the best line: “but Mike Piazza is Mike Piazza, and Jack Cust isn’t.

– Sure Terrence, Bonds’ controversial career would’ve been smooth sailing had he been a Brave. Just ask John Rocker.

– Carlos Lee. Prince Fielder. Doesn’t the Marlin’s press corp realize that a hefty slugger is the way to go? Get off Miguel Cabrera’s back; he’s heavy enough as it is.

– This is the epitome of Interleague play: Griffey returns to Seattle.

– Now, all is not well in Interleague land. They’re charging $75 bucks a seat to the fine folks in Denver for the privilege of watching that “fine-looking ballplayer” Derek Jeter. “But the biggest rip-off of consumers in Denver? The Rockies win, the Rockies win!

3 Responses to “Random links on a Tuesday morning: Nick Markakis style”

  1. Danny O says:

    I think Jeff Schultz did the best job of giving the Perlozzo firing relevance for Atlanta fans with this bit:

    “Just wondering how Leo Mazzone likes the view now in Baltimore. The Orioles fired his buddy, manager Sam Perlozzo. Mazzone worked for Bobby Cox for 15 seasons. He worked for Perlozzo for 20 months.”

  2. Nick Kapur says:

    haha, actually I thought the best line in that A’s article was:

    “Clearly Beane and Geren are scrambling like a Raiders quarterback, seeking a creative solution to the age-old A’s challenge of building a Rolex from spare toaster parts.”

    A rolex from spare toaster parts! Best description I’ve ever heard for the miracle the A’s manage to pull off every year.

  3. Sarah Green says:

    Nick Markakis! The hottest outfielder since Gabe Kapler retired! And with a better OBP!

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