Saturday Morning Miscellaneous

Sunrise photo from Wrigley Field:

It appears they are working on weekends.

Other news:

  • It looks like Kerry Wood very likely will be back in 2008, but he's the only one of the Cub free agents who will (which is fine, since the others are Steve Trachsel, Jason Kendall and Cliff Floyd).
  • The same article says that "depending on how outrageous the bidding gets in a pitching-short market, the Cubs could go after Schilling, the 40-year-old Red Sox free agent who listed the Cubs among 13 teams he would consider." But that doesn't go any farther than speculating, so if you are among those who want Schilling (I don't), don't get your hopes up.
  • Sammy Sosa wants to come back in 2008. No surprise there, right? And he wants $7 million to play next year. To which I say, "Good luck, Sammy." (Sarcasm, in case you aren't sure.)
  • Another former Cub wants to come back next year, and I wish him good luck -- sincerely, this time. Glendon Rusch suffered a serious, nearly life-threatening blood clot, the same thing Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook had.
  • They're going to be discussing possible uses for instant replay at the GM meetings next week. Not so fast, say the umpires. They want to be involved in the discussions.
  • Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour tonight, if you live in the USA or Canada (except for those areas that don't observe Daylight Saving Time).

That's enough to get you started today, I think.
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