December 29, 2006

MLB Resolutions: What better way to set goals for 2007 than with New Year's resolutions for some of baseball's biggest and brightest. (Grum, there is even a shout out for you.)

posted by cardsfan to baseball at 09:40 AM - 7 comments

I'm a fan of Jeff Passan. He's forced me to re-think my opinion of Yahoo! sports - as mjkredliner said recently, their original content is no joke. Passan wrote a number of excellent pieces during the 2006 season - here's his archive. His World Baseball Classic interview with Matsuzaka was the only English-language article of its kind that I could locate during the posting mayhem. He didn't exactly have me rolling on the floor with this silly article, but I think it's a hell of a lot better than what Jim Caple and his fellow "jokesters" were able to come up with at ESPN's Page 2. Considering that Passan is a serious baseball writer and those Page 2 fools are paid to be amusing, it really says something about both Passan's skills and Caple et al's lack thereof.

posted by Venicemenace at 10:28 AM on December 29, 2006

I'm a fan of Jeff Passan. Ditto. Dan Wetzel, too.

posted by mjkredliner at 02:26 PM on December 29, 2006

Julio Franco - Become first active baseball player to be spokesman for Depends diapers

posted by antwan at 08:57 AM on December 30, 2006

Jeff Passan says a lot, in not as many words as most scribes. Add: Detroit pitching staff-We resolve to take infield and bunt fielding drills more seriously. Kenny Rogers-I resolve to keep a Moist Towelette in my back pocket, for those pesky food stains I always seem to have during big games. Barry Bonds- I resolve to be more polite to the med...WAIT A MINUTE! Don't these #!!*$%##! KNOW WHO I AM??? Barry Zito- I resolve to buy that apartment house I used to live in when I was only a $500G pitcher, and charge the tenants only HALF the rent, because I've BEEN there. REALLY nice stuff Jeff!

posted by wolfdad at 10:23 AM on December 30, 2006

The Montfort Brothers (we own the Colorado Rockies) - We resolve to spend all of what we get from the good teams from revenue sharing on new additions to our houses. (We certainly won't waste it on payroll).

posted by BlueCarp at 05:51 PM on December 30, 2006

I'm a fan of Jeff Passan. Ditto. Dan Wetzel, too. Wetzel writes more flat out foolish things of the two, but I enjoy reading both. This article, though... eh. He took too many of the jokes off the silver platter. Just a little too easy. And I must have read too quickly, because I missed the shout out to Grum.

posted by BullpenPro at 12:09 PM on January 01, 2007

And I must have read too quickly, because I missed the shout out to Grum. I think it was reference to this: David Eckstein: I resolve to trademark the words scrap, grit, hustle, guts and heart, and allow them to be applied only to sub-5-foot-9 white guys.

posted by grum@work at 01:18 PM on January 01, 2007

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