July 29, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Gwynn & Ripken at Cooperstown

Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken are being inducted into the Hall of Fame today. The Washington Post had a four-page section devoted just to "Iron Man" Cal: "The Man, The Myth." I have the highest respect for both Gwynn and Ripken, but I think that part of the wave of admiration for them is related to shame about some of the tawdry side of baseball's recent past. Well, at least umpires haven't been caught betting like the NBA ref. And at least no MLB players have been running dog fighting rings...

Nats sign Young, Belliard

The Nationals showed they want to keep fans happy by winning, signing first baseman Dmitri Young and Ronnie Belliard in the past few days. See MLB.com. Which leads us to the uncomfortable question:

Will Nick return?

I hope so, but he may not, at least not this year. See MLB.com.