Cracked - which I assume is the Mad magazine clone I never read as a kid has a list of great sports cheats. Somehow they manage to overlook Rosie Ruiz and several other legendary cheaters.
The LoHud Yankees blog gives us the starting lineups for the Yankees / Blue Jays season opener.
I link to blog brewcrewball’s interview of a writer for blog Goat Riders of the Apocalypse who will then hopefully link to my mention of their interview because meta-commentary can never become too circular.
Despair is creeping into the hearts of Vancouver fans. Bah - go your entire lifetime without seeing your team make the finals and get back to me.
TheBottomLineNation takes a totally balanced and impartial look at who has the best 1-2 starters in the American League. No I’m just kidding - it’s a totally biased piece that first isolates only the top 2 starters, and then uses some truly tortured “logic” to rank Boston first.
My favorite part - he dismisses Beckett’s long injury history and the fact that he’s starting the season on the DL, and then in the next section essentially says that Sabathia pitching for years without injury means he’s due.
Added bonus - the author predicts that Matsuka will be better this year, despite being completely ineffective after the All-Star break last year and needing 60 pitches to get through 2 innings in his first start this year - then predicts Carmona will experience a “slight regression” because hitters will have figured him out…