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Articles from November 2010

R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen (Video)

On Sunday night, we learned that actor Leslie Nielsen had passed away due to complications from pneumonia.  Nielsen, 84, always held a special place in the heart of all baseball fans thanks his performance in “The Naked Gun,” when he both sang “The National Anthem,” and umpired a game between the California Angels and Seattle Mariners.  Rest in peace, Drebin.


Jesus Montero Takes Batting Practice (Video)

Over the course of past two seasons, I have come to believe that people’s familiarity with New York Yankees catching prospect, Jesus Montero, is more a result of Jorge Posada’s legacy than it is Montero’s young, professional career.  However, with the news that the 39-year old Posada will serve as the teams designated hitter in 2011, it appears that Montero will get the nod and finally have an opportunity to distance himself from his predecessor.

The switch-hitting Montero, who turns 21 on November 28, put together a solid season for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barr, hitting .289/.353/.517 with 34 doubles, three triples, 21 home runs, and 75 RBI.  Here are several videos of Montero taking batting practice from 2009 and 2010:


White Sox News: Konerko Rumors, Fair Trades for Floyd, V-Mart, and Phillies/Thornton

Before the Detroit Tigers landed Victor Martinez, the Texas Rangers were allegedly interested in landing the free agent catcher.  The Rangers, who seem to be looking for an upgrade from Mitch Moreland at first base, now might be interested in Paul Konerko. [Baseball Time in Arlington]

Jim Margalus shares his thoughts on the Chicago White Sox decision to decline arbitration on catcher A.J. Pierzynski.  He also explores the potential outcomes of the White Sox decision, ranging from the “most likely to the most dangerous.” [Sox Machine]


MLB Look-alikes: Greg Maddux and Matthew Broderick

The Golden Sombrero presents MLB Look-alikes: Greg Maddux and Matthew Broderick

Tampa Bay Rays Prospect Matt Moore (Video)

Here is a video of prospect Matt Moore, a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays.  As you can plainly see, Moore is devastating and would be the top pitching prospect in almost any other organization.  Moore is of particular interest to me due to his New Mexican roots.