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A look at what baseball movies should be made next- “Bob Feller would also make for a great movie, though I’m not sure what the second act would be. Josh Hamilton would make for a great and gritty movie, but I’m not sure what the ending is. Pete Rose would make for a great movie but I don’t think people leave the theater cheering. You could always try to do Babe Ruth again. Truth is, Jackie Robinson is the best and most important story in baseball history … and it’s a pretty long way down to No. 2, I think.” [Neyer/Baseball Nation]
Scott provided the details for Duk’s ballpark tour- “1. It’s still “The Jake.”Sure, the sign out front may say Progressive Field, but the only people who religiously call it such are team employees and broadcast partners. Jacobs Field holds a special place in the hearts of many as this was the house that was packed for 455 straight games in the mid-to-late 90s. This was the home of Albert and Kenny, Carlos and Sandy, Omar and … Jose. But the reluctance of embracing the new name also serves as our last hope at avoiding the corporate takeover of our humble sporting abodes. Jump in a cab? Tell the drive to take you to “The Jake.” Slugging back a 24-ounce can of something hoppy at a local establishment? Ask a local what time they’re heading to “The Jake.” Clevelanders cling to nostalgia, almost to their own detriment. But if you’re looking to endear yourself early on, adding “The Jake” to your road trip lexicon is one of the most efficient ways possible.” [Big League Stew]
Yahoo sports mock draft- “6. Cleveland Browns: I’m selecting Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert. Conventional wisdom says TE is not a position you take in the top ten. Two tight ends have been taken in the top ten in this decade, both at number six: Kellen Winslow in 2004, and Vernon Davis in 2006. I have written extensively about the increased value of the “Joker” TE in today’s NFL, and have talked to many defensive coordinators who have told me that matching up to “12” personnel (one back, two tight ends, and two wide receivers) is a real problem. Eifert is the most athletic TE in this draft class. I saw him split outside the numbers many times, and beat corners on vertical routes. Two things to keep in mind: Rob Chudzinski was the OC in Cleveland in 2007 when Winslow had 82 catches for 1,106 yards (the Browns won the AFC North that season), and new OC Norv Turner is a master at utilizing the TE, most recently Antonio Gates, but you can go all the way back to Jay Novacek with the Cowboys in the early 1990s.” [Cosell/Shutdown Corner]
“1. The Browns #1 priority remains to trade down and recoup the 2nd round pick they already used on Josh Gordon in last summer’s Supplemental Draft. But if they can’t, and they are forced to make a pick at #6, there is increasing chatter that they could very well take a Defensive Tackle among the likes of Star Lotulelei, Sheldon Richardson or Sharrif Floyd.
For fans, it would be a head-scratching selection for sure as the Browns seem to be set with Ahtyba Rubin, Phil Taylor, Desmond Bryant, Billy Winn and John Hughes already forming a talented rotation in Ray Horton’s 3-4 defense. But the prevailing wisdom of Drafting 101 is “Always stay true to your board and don’t reach for need.” If one of the DTs is clearly the better prospect than someone else who happens to fill a need when the Browns are on the clock, well… just don’t be surprised if that’s the pick. So before you light your hair on fire and put an anvil through your flat screen, just remember two things: 1) We don’t know what they know. 2) We will never see their draft board. Oh and, as a bonus: 3) The same goes for ESPN.” [Alton/DraftBrowns]
Finally, we have no idea what this means. But we like to think it means Kyrie is obsessed with reading WFNY.
— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) April 23, 2013