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For a real good example of how a throwaway item that's posted on the Internet, that was intended to mean one thing but winds up meaning another, read this BCB diary.

There's a proposal for a cool-looking new stadium for the Rays in downtown St. Petersburg. BCB reader dmlichte hates it and says it reminds him of Stade Olympique in Montreal. I, personally, happen to think that this could revitalize both St. Petersburg and the franchise if they build it. You make the call.

I recently answered a few Cub fantasy-league based questions for Brad Stewart's MLB Front Office.

The Cleveland Indians are getting new alternate uniforms, to be worn Opening Day, weekends and holidays. They are of a throwback nature, similar (but not identical) to this 1959 design, and also their 1972 uniform, with a different color scheme. I note that they are also trying to downplay the "Chief Wahoo" logo, now on the cap; on the alternate uniform they'll be on the sleeve of the jersey, with the cap having simply a "C". Also of interest: the link above is from a Cleveland-area website called the "Cleveland Leader". I couldn't find it anywhere on the Indians' own website.

Due to the tragic death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, the Redskins may petition the NFL to have their game with the Bears, currently scheduled for a week from today, December 6, moved to December 8, 9, or 10, a move the Bears will agree to if the details can be worked out.

Finally this morning, a little fairytale from Mike:

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