Thursday, March 09, 2006

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (and Kidneys)

Some ailment notes:

The most famous toe in baseball is still an issue. So much so that when Pedro said the bullpen mounds in Port Saint Elsewhere were too hard, Freddy Wilpon had bulldozers come in and level them. No kidding! Someone should tell Pedro to pass along the word to Mr. Wilpon that the "hot" pretzels at Shea are cold and slimy. What Petey wants, Petey gets!

Today we also learned that Clifford Floyd has kidney issues. Oh, boy. Apparently his father passed away at a young age from kidney failure, and our leftfielder's kidneys are only operating at 48% efficiency right now. He's peeing blood, and he's been ordered to cease and desist with the fast food, soda, and salt. Get this man a salad! Seriously, this is not good, baseball aside. Hopefully Cliff will be all right. Even professional baseball players have to watch their diets.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

World Baseball Classic

Sometimes I feel like the only guy who thinks the world Baseball Classic is cool. I'm real happy to be able to see real games played in March, instead of half-hearted exhibition match-ups with only one or two starters that last through the game more than a few innings. I hope I'll be able to watch a couple games. I think this thing is gonna be big. Don't forget, nobody thought the Superbowl was a big deal it's first year, either.

While I was away in San Francisco, my TiVo recorded a couple Mets spirng training matchups, one against Puerto Rico. I have a lot of TV to catch up to!

One thing that made my cross-country flights more enjoyable was listening to MLB Radio's daily podcast on my iPod. Everyday is a half hour show that is essentially a "best of" from that day's MLBRadio's broadcast. Yesterday I listened to Tommy Lasorda preach about how great the WBC was, and I also heard Darryl Strawberry report from Mets Spring Training. I highly recommend the podcast!