There isn't much this morning; it's a slooooooow week, as you might guess.
Here are a couple of things to chew on:
- Jose Castillo, recently let go by the Pirates, signs with the Marlins. (Or, as the headline says, the "Marlines".) Comment: Yawn.
- Roger Clemens' attorneys are starting their own investigation into the steroid accusations against Clemens. Comment: Yawn. They won't find anything new. Clemens' denials sound an awful lot like Pete Rose's "I never bet on baseball."
- Jayson Stark runs down all the weird and wacky things that happened in baseball in 2007. Comment: Ronny Cedeno is prominently featured.
- This made me smile:
New York's [luxury tax] bill is down from $26 million last year and a high of $33.98 million in 2005. In all, the Yankees have run up taxes of $121.6 million in five seasons with no World Series title to show for it.Comment: Good. Let that streak continue.