- MLBTR reports Buster Olney suspects the Cubs intend to pursue a potentially free agent Albert Pujols. I've said here and there I'm not a fan of signing Pujols -- it smells of the Alfonso Soriano signing -- but would not protest if we got him. The price tag is huge, but so is the player.
- MGL on The Book Blog uncovers a story about a recently-cut, high school pitcher. He throws an 80-mph fastball and a "wicked curve." Oh, and he's a double amputee.
- Dayn Perry uncovered the greatest baseball history film on Youtube (featured below).
- Mark from CBGB ruminates about a possible Cubs run for, you guessed it, Albert Pujols. Marks comments are all quite valid, except I bristle at his suggestion: "Plus, El Hombre would instantly make the Cubs a contender." Pujols is good, but he'd add only like 5-6 marginal wins and absorb a large portion of the budget. That doesn't make the Cubs contenders automatically.
- McGinnis of Aisle 424 absolutely wins the internet with his Abbott and Costello parody.
- Julie DiCaro of A League of Her Own rightly observes today is the last baseball-less Friday of the winter (woo-hoo!) and then begins to wonder: Is this a White Sox town now? I live in Chinatown, so the answer here is unequivocally "yes."
Here's the 1986 World Series, replayed in glorious RBI Baseball fashion: