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Baseball Reveille 2/27/12

Good morning!

Here are several go-to links that will make your Monday a bit more bearable:

  • Would you like to know why the 1959 Cleveland Indians did not win the pennant? The Common Man of The Platoon Advantage has an answer ready. It involves general manager Frank Lane’s lack of competence.

  • Why Should Rockies Fans Be Excited For Marco Scutaro?” asks Purple Row’s Andrew Martin.

  • The Bernie Madoff court-appointed trustee is alleging that the owners of the Mets “took out bank loans just to invest the borrowed money with Madoff, confident that their returns would be better than the interest on the loan.” The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir describes the transaction as the “vig at work.”

  • In the wake of his commendable choice of Michael Morse as his “biggest breakout hitter of the 2011 season,” Lewie Pollis of Beyond the Boxscore selects White Sox third baseman Brent Morel, who is entering his age-25 season, as this year’s surprise star.

Buck Showalter is discussing workout regimens with the newest members of his coaching staff.

That’s it. Have a walk-off week!

Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.


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