While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar.
“So, I guess, when it came to Alex Rodriguez and steroid use, I was probably well to the left of the norm. I wish he hadn’t done it, and I think it’s a mark on his permanent record, but I still think he was and is a great baseball player, one of the greatest of all time. And I don’t think he should go to jail or be deported or be forced to write ”I will not do steroids“ 10,000 times on a chalkboard. He’ll get booed at ballparks, people will bring ”Druggie“ signs to his games, reporters will mention the positive test in countless stories from here on in, it surely will cost him some Hall of Fame votes too. He’ll pay a hard price in his own way. And I don’t think he did much different from many other players, including some who would no doubt shock us even more.” [Joe Posnanski]
If we re-aligned the MLB conferences by payroll, we’d sure be traveling a lot – but would win a considerable amount of games! [Cleveland Reboot]
Justice is Served? “The game was played at the Cavs’ preferred pace and LeBron James was good for 47 points on the night, but the Pacers used a full team effort at both ends of the floor to hang with the Cavs all night and hold on for the win. The Pacers started the game with an 8-0 run and that would be the biggest lead either team would enjoy the rest of the night. Both teams took turns holding the lead but four points became a comfortable margin late in the game. But a two-point lead with 0.8 seconds left turned quite painful for the Pacers, when the refs decided to put their fingerprints on the finish.” [Indy CornRows]
I may be able to forgive Danny Ferry if someone else lands Amare Stoudemire. But if we sit on our hands and Boston lands P.J. Brown (again), I won’t be very happy. [Reds Army]
And finally, one of the better links of the last few days. A “brief” list of things that Anderson Varejao should not be allowed to do. For example:
2. Dribble and then shoot.
3. Attempt to formulate a solo offensive move.