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First up, on a special to ESPN.com, Brenden Lowery discusses why Shin-Soo Choo is currently struggling, “Choo’s biggest problem has been sliders. During Choo’s impressive 2010 campaign he destroyed sliders, finishing with a .308 batting average against them with five home runs; however, since the end of 2010 Choo has managed a feeble .164 batting average against sliders. Choo has not hit a home run off of a slider since Oct. 1st, 2010.” [ESPN SweetSpot Blog]
Remember my UniWatch article about the Indians’ name change a few weekends ago? Well, they’ve determined a winner. Check out the winning design here, which went to one of the submissions for the Cleveland Spiders.
Jamison Hensely at ESPN’s AFC North Blog posted some video of the Browns’ new backfield and their fumbled exchanges on day one, including Richardson’s explanation for why it happened.
The Toledo Blade has a story about alcohol sales at college sporting events, highlighting OSU and their stand against selling alcohol at football games, “‘The school went from having one of the worst reputations for alcohol abuse on game day to becoming a leader going the other way,’ Barry said. As a growing number of schools turn to alcohol sales at games to generate new revenue, Ohio State’s football program is among those to disassociate from beer companies. In at least one respect, OSU now represents what many contend is the true collegiate model.” [Toledo Blade]
Yahoo! Sports and Les Carpenter have a chilling profile of Philadelphia Eagles undrafted free agent signee Phllip Thomas and the person that is impersonating him, “Somebody has been pretending to be the safety from Syracuse, spinning a story so convincing that the fake Phillip Thomas has appeared on blog posts, conducted radio interviews and tweeted a bogus signing with the Washington Redskins. The fake Phillip Thomas created a Facebook page loaded with pictures of the real Phillip Thomas along with photos from inside Redskins Park. The fake Phillip Thomas even posted a picture of a Redskins playbook that appears to have been taken in a hotel room.” [Yahoo!]
And finally, from Big League Stew, Brewers closer John Axford left a little note for members of the media. Doesn’t this sound like something Chris Perez would do?