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Hey, at least one of our guys has some hardware: “Moving obviously was a good move for [Lou] Marson, so he’d get a chance to play. It’s too bad, though, Marson just missed out on a ring and a World Series share. Except, he didn’t miss.
“I ended up getting a ring in ’08, a World Series ring,” said Marson, who also got some bonus money. “And [soon] I’m getting a National League [championship] ring from last year because I was up most of April. Yeah, they took care of me over there. That was nice of them; they’re a first-class organization. [Team president] David Montgomery did the right thing by me.” [David Brown/Big League Stew]
“By all indications, [Seneca] Wallace is about as solid a veteran backup as we could ask for here in Cleveland heading in to Brady Quinn’s second year as a starter, and he might also be an exciting option in wildcat packages. But the notion that he should be anything more than that absent an injury to Quinn is just absurd. Holmgren has said there will be no quarterback controversy in Cleveland this season. Here’s hoping that’s true, and that he shortly nips all this Wallace talk in the bud as soon as is practicable.” [Cleveland Frowns]
The Cheetowich: “I hope he doesn’t mind me posting this, but before today’s game I saw prospect Beau Mills place the contents of a small bag of Cheetos inside what appeared to be a turkey sandwich. And I tell you what… it looked pretty darned good.” [CastroTurf]
Fun with EWA: “LeBron James currently leads the league with 26.3 wins added. Dwyane Wade is second, with 18.3 wins added. That is an 8-win gap. The size of the gap between James and Wade is the size of the gap between Wade and Marc Gasol, who is currently 18th in Wins added. If the Cavs had lost eight more games, they would be behind the Magic for the lead in the East, and right in the mix with Boston and Atlanta. […] According to EWA, if James was replaced with a replacement-level small forward like Mickael Pietrus, the Cavaliers would be 23-41. That would make them a slightly worse team than the Clippers this season.” [Cavs the Blog]
And finally, Fujita’s exit from New Orleans: “Before leaving town, though, Fujita did one more thing for the people of New Orleans: He gave half of his Super Bowl check to charity, half of that going to relief efforts in Haiti, and the other half going to coastal restoration in New Orleans. […] Take note, other free agents. That’s how you leave a city. So far, the bar has been set at “hold a tearful press conference” or “thank the fans in a full-page newspaper ad” for a classy exit. Scott Fujita just raised it.” [MJD/Shutdown Corner]