AL Central: As we inch closer to the MLB season, and move beyond Albertgeddon, payrolls will inevitably become a topic. It certainly is an issue in the AL Central. “The Twins, White Sox and Tigers will each open the 2011 season with payrolls over $100 million … the Indians and Royals have lost contact with the rest of the field … the Indians are expected to have a payroll of between $45 million and $50 million. The Royals could pay their players between $35-$40 million.” Cleveland’s Manny Acta is right – “Does [a high payroll] help? Yes. Does it guarantee it? No.” Not surprisingly, most MLB pundits are projecting the frugal Indians to finish 4th, and the Royals 5th. [Plain-Dealer]
Art Briles is suing Baylor, which is monumentally stupid if he ever wants to coach again.
Twitter was all over the Lane Kiffin to Houston rumor.
Jim Bob Cooter.
Steve Ballmer, as usual, was in a good seat to watch the Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Clippers. Here is video of him excitedly (…)
“Why not? You don’t hit 24 birdies in a week and not show good signs.”
He just made the list.
The Red Sox stack up well against some of the best rotations ever.
Also, he can dominate the Knicks.