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“George Kokinis spent a second day visiting with the Browns on Tuesday, but there was no indication that an offer to become the team’s general manager was made. Owner Randy Lerner was not in the office, said a source. Kokinis, the Baltimore Ravens pro personnel director, visited with new coach Eric Mangini and his coordinators, and also with other Browns’ front office executives, including President Mike Keenan. If Kokinis doesn’t take the Browns’ job, he sure has learned a lot about the inner workings of one of Baltimore’s division rivals.” [Tony Grossi/Plain Dealer]
“You have no idea just how horrible that “chalk” is. (It’s actually a rosin mixture — this is the one the Lakers use — to keep players’ hands dry for gripping the ball.) The powdery stuff gets everywhere –especially in sports writers’ drinks when sitting courtside and even worse … in laptop keyboards. It’s a nightmare.” [Kevin Ding/OC Register via BDL]
“Yes, I know Miller has pitched only 100 total innings over the past two seasons. Yes, I know that his right middle finger has been a pain since 2007. Yes, I know he had what he calls “Tommy John-type” reconstructive surgery on it last May. I know he had some elbow trouble in 2005. I know he could be a pitcher who may always have something wrong with him. But if Adam Miller stays healthy… ” [Terry Pluto/Plain Dealer]
“The Blue Jackets and [Blue Jackets Goalie Steve] Mason are in a tough spot. They don’t want to offend the league by saying this is a precautionary measure because it’s a nice honor for organization and the player. All-Star weekend is about letting fans see the best players and the rising stars. Mason, however, has played a ton and he’s had some back problems. Mason has had spasms prior to this season, as well. Let’s be honest, All-Star events are not easy on goalies. There’s no checking or defense. Almost every opportunity is a golden one. Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro got hurt during a recent All-Star weekend.” [Aaron Portzline/Columbus Dispatch via Light the Lamp]
And I’m posting this only because it makes me feel better about myself. Nice pants. [KSK]