Thursday Bird Droppings

J. Meric

Extra! Extra!

Say, did you know there are 143 days until Opening Day?

Two more days of Mobbies voting
Today and tomorrow are the last two days to vote for the Mobbies, so hop to!

Gonzalez pride shines bright - Los Angeles Loyolan
A fuzzy article about Miguel Gonzalez and his dad, who is adorable.

Finalists unveiled for BBWAA's top awards | MLB.com
Apparently everything has to be turned into an awards show, so just like the Gold Gloves, the BBWAA awards have"finalists." Buck Showalter is one of them for Manager of the Year.

School of Roch: Red Sox Hire Juan Nieves, Not Rick Peterson
This makes me happy.

Reality Check: Jeremy Guthrie - Baseball Nation
Jeremy Guthrie went 8-12 last season, with a 4.76 ERA. So does the free-agent starting pitcher really think he's going to get a three-year contract worth $34 million this winter?

On this day in...

1966, Triple Crown winner Frank Robinson is named the unanimous MVP of the American League.

1991, Cal Ripken is named the A.L. MVP despite a year when the team lost 95 games. That's how great his year was.

2011, Alfredo Simon was cleared of all charges in the NYE 2010 shooting in the Dominican.

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