Baseball teams haven’t stopped spending. They’re just spending more intelligently (Well…except for the Mets and the Giants). “Mid-market teams are showing their commitments to their best young players by signing them to long-term contracts, even in the face of recession. The Arizona Diamondbacks just gave 22-year-old Justin Upton $51.25 million to keep him locked up through 2015. The Seattle Mariners re-upped pitcher Felix Hernandez (age 23) for $78 million over five years, and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez (27) for $20.1 million over four years. All as the Yankees tightened their belts a bit by bidding adieu to aging stars like Damon and Hideki Matsui.” (Forbes)
Brian Kelly got the dreaded vote of confidence from Notre Dame on Friday.
Odell Beckham Jr. was fined again by the NFL for his celebration.
Bill Murray crashed Friday’s White House press briefing to talk about the Cubs.
Don’t text on planes is late 2016’s “don’t email”
It’s been the #1 sport this year.
The Bears stink. The Cubs are good.