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First up, Doug at CST has a brilliant take asking why exactly we love the NFL draft so much. As someone who gets really heavy into the NFL Draft only a few weeks before it unfolds, I couldn’t agree more with his pointing out of some of the overanalysis, “That means five months of dissecting exactly what the Browns need to reach the Holy Grail of 8-8 within the next three years. Draft talk essentially overshadows everything else this town has going sports-wise. Folks may be excited about the promise of Kyrie Irving and were pretty ticked at the Indians for not getting an impact bat in the off-season, but that talk usually circles back around to sizzling topics like Mo Claiborne’s 40- time and what Mike Holmgren will have for breakfast on the day of the draft (Wheat germ and two raw eggs, shells included, according to unconfirmed reports).” [Cleveland Sports Torture]
Tribe Minor Leaguer Cole Cook had a really entertaining blog entry about life in the minors, “Of all the skills need to succeed in the minors, passing time may be the most important. Good hands, the ability to read the ball, a resilient body – most people would correctly guess these will help one rise to the top of a heap of struggling minor leaguers. But you can have all the talent in the world, but if your brain rots in your skull as a result of sheer boredom, those talents will never hit the field. Thus – a true minor league talent, will also learn to master the talent of killing time. ” [Cole Cook's Dugout Chatter]