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Around The League: Ozzie’s commercial, Jay Bruce, Buster Posey, 1960 World Series, and more…

  • There’s no better holiday present than the Chicago White Sox new ticket package, “The Ozzie Plan.” Better yet, there’s no better way to promote it than with a commercial featuring the man himself.
  • I was happy to hear that the Reds’ decided to extend Jay Bruce’s contract, which of course means that Mevs was beside himself with excitement.  Be sure to read his sincere thoughts on the Bruce’s new contract and the impact it will have on the organization.
  • Speaking of extensions, the folks at Splashing Pumpkins analyze the risks of locking up the Rookie of the Year, Buster Posey, with a contract extension.  Although the idea is beyond tempting, it might be potentially detrimental to the development of the entire organization.
  • The Hall of Very Good continues to deliver with their Cooperstown 2011 series, offering career profiles for all of the players on the current ballot.  If I had a say, I would undoubtedly vote for Barry Larkin…his resume is impressive.
  • Seamheads share their thoughts on the airing Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, footage that was believed to be lost until it was recently discovered in Bing Crosby’s wine cellar.
  • If your career doesn’t take off as a position player, you can always try to be a pitcher…or so it seems. This week, the Boston Red Sox signed 26-year-old Ryan Harvey, who was the sixth overall selection of the Chicago Cubs in the 2003 draft, to a minor league contract.  Harvey joins a growing list of position players who have re-invented their careers with a transition to the bump: Sergio Santos, Jason Motte, Randy Wells, Brian Anderson, and Matt Bush.

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