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Monday Afternoon Headlines

Yes, I'm still around. There just wasn't anything to post about this morning... and there isn't much now, so here's a scattering of baseball headlines:

  • 1955 Brooklyn Dodger World Series hero Johnny Podres died over the weekend, aged 75. (See, told you there wasn't much going on.)
  • Someone forgot to tell Carrie Muskat that the Roberts deal is dead. She's still talking about it. Also in Carrie's mailbag:
    Can you tell us when tickets go on sale for the Cubs game in Las Vegas, and how they will be sold?
    -- Chris W., Berkeley, Calif.

    The Las Vegas 51s Minor League team has handled the tickets in the past. Call (702) 798-7825 for information. The Cubs close the spring exhibition season March 28-29 in Las Vegas vs. the Seattle Mariners.

    It took about three mouse clicks to find this page on the 51s website which says:

    The Cubs will face the Mariners for two games on Friday, March 28 at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 at 12:05 p.m. Big League Weekend ticket packages are available NOW by calling the 51s office at (702) 798-7825. Individual game tickets for Big League Weekend will go on sale on Monday, March 3, 2008. Ticket prices will be announced at a later date.

    Well, she found the phone number, anyway. You're welcome, Carrie.

  • Roger Clemens may not talk to Congress to give a deposition, but he's not hesitating to keep an appointment to talk to high school players and coaches in Texas. Did he talk about steroids?
    "He talked like nothing ever happened. It was a nonissue in there," Waco Midway High assistant coach Coby Meinzer said.

    Sheesh. Sweep it under the rug, Roger, why don't you.

There. That ought to get you started.