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Sorry, fellas. The URL’s taken: “Maybe tonight’s win cost us a few ping-pong balls, but at this point, I don’t really care. This roster just proved that they can beat the best team in the NBA without their upcoming lottery pick. That has to get you excited for next year.” [JTS/Bullets Forever]
I knew there was a reason I liked this kid: “I watched Akron play on Thursday, and wow was right-hander Hector Rondon unbelievable. He was smoking, and while the velocity was not recorded he was hitting 95 MPH on the gun again and blowing hitters away with his nasty fastball/slider combination. He finished the day throwing 80 pitches and going six innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits, a walk, and had nine strikeouts. He threw first pitch strikes to 20 of 23 batters. He keeps putting outings like this together, and the rumors I hear of him being a potential callup to CLEVELAND by midseason may in fact come true. With Adam Miller sidelined, the Indians need Rondon to be legit due to the lack of top quality right-handed pitching depth in the system.” [Tony Lastoria/IPI]
Does this effect his draft stock? “Defensive tackle B.J. Raji, whose draft stock has soared over the past six months, had a positive drug test at February’s combine, NFL team sources have told SI.com. It’s unknown to SI.com which drug triggered the positive result, but NFL scouts were made aware before the 2008 season that Raji had tested positive for marijuana during his time at Boston College.” [Tony Pauline/SI.com]
Words can’t describe how much this makes me laugh: Manatee Community College 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 4 [Raise the Jolly Roger]
A little more No. 19 please: “Bernie is intelligent, outgoing, and not only just likeable, but perhaps the most beloved person in the State of Ohio. Which gets to our main point here, which is not to cast aspersions on Bernie. Rather, our only problem with Bernie is that we need more of him in our life. We need him to assume a public role here in Cleveland, one greater than that of owning an Arena Football team.” [Cleveland Frowns]