WNST.net: “Wigginton has 2 hit, 2 RBI in Orioles win.” Jake Arrieta, who’ll start this season at Triple-A Norfolk, tossed four innings and allowed two runs on five hits while striking out four in the Birds 4-3 win over Tampa today in Port Charlotte. Tomorrow’s game in Tampa against the Yankees will be shown on ESPN starting at 1:05pm.
SI.com: It’s April Fools Day. Here’s George Plimpton’s, “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch.” I can still remember my Dad telling me the story and reading it for the first time. Awesome stuff.
SI.com: Senior Baseball Writer Tom Verducci, like myself a Seton Hall Preparatory School alumnus, give us his, “Top 10 for ’10: What I’m most looking forward to this season.” Rookies Jason Heyward of the Braves and the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg are Tom’s #1 and #2 storylines respectively. My take on that… hmmm not sure.
FanHouse: Ed Price compiles an incredible list of, “Baseball’s Best Promotions of 2010,” while offering his own one liners that make the giveaways sound even more ridiculous than they already are. Some favorites: “Orioles, April 11th – Plush Chick-Fil-A cows. Mooo rhymes with booo.” “Reds, April 24th – Grow your own pot of Great American Ball Park turf.” Tim Lincecum doesn’t need it, thank you.” “White Sox, Sept. 17th – Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day. Green White Sox caps given away. Ozzie O’Guillen throws out the first pitch.” “Nationals, Sept. 24th – Team photo and “early bird” 2011 schedule. Because it’s always better for Nats fans to look ahead.” It’s a long list.
CBSSportsline.com: Breaking News here late… more “behavior” issues for the NFL. “Browns’ Rogers bust at airport for loaded gun in luggage.” Good. That’s good.
Deadspin.com: “Last night’s Winner: Newark, NJ,” I’d just like to say… good for you, Newark, NJ.
Video of the Day
Kevin Garnett thinks Kevin Durant is, “Michael f*cking Jordan.” Yikes not for the kids! I don’t think his tone was complimentary there. KG was clearly not happy with his team (and the refs!) giving up 37 points, including 15-15 FT shooting, to Durant on the parquet.
Tweets of the Day
The Nasty One himself, Nestor Aparicio – WNST
Comcast Morning Show Producer, Glenn Clark – WNST
Live from the Donte Stallworth Press Conference at 1 Winning Drive today, Glenn Clark – WNST
The Sporting News Senior College Basketball Writer, Mike DeCourcey – tsnmike
Can’t imagine a better way to spend 90 minutes than watching “The Street Stops Here.” What an impressive film. If it’s rerun, don’t miss.
CBS College Basketball Analyst, Seth Davis – SethDavisHoops
Worst AD in America? Holy Cross’s Richard Regan Jr. fired coach Sean Kearney after ONE season. Since Regan hired him, he should resign too.
FoxSports.com Senior College Basketball Writer, Jeff Goodman – goodmanonfox
Wake Forest’s Al-Farouq Aminu has declared for the NBA Draft AND will hire an agent.
New York Newsday New York Knicks Beat Writer, Alan Hahn – alanhahn
Either the BlazerDancers are unquestionably loaded with nines or this has already been a looong road trip.
ESPN Personality, Skip Bayless – RealSkipBayless
Rams should take Suh, then hope Colt there top of 2nd. Bradford little better than Colt, but Suh much better than Sam. Colt tough leader.
ESPN NFL Insider, Adam Schefter – Adam_Schefter
Herm Edwards on NFL Live suggested 49ers trade for Donovan McNabb AND Brandon Marshall. And they still would have a leftover 1st-rd pick!