We are just around the corner from being treated to photo ops of Pedro Martinez smiling in a spandex shirt and orange shorts tossing the ball around. The excitement is palpable and everyone is getting their panties wet over the thought of baseball being played rather than rumors of deals involving Lastings Milledge and Jose Vidro. In lieu of the lack of news, rather than dedicate another meaningless post that crapola, we'll get down to some business. The first (and possibly the last) The Metropolitans sponsored fantasy league is here. The man known as Benny has expressed desire to run a league and be the commissioner. So far we have Ken (got your email off your site), Benny (have your email), John (please send yours), Kyle (please send yours), Jake (got your email), Scott (send me yours), Mike in Spain (have yours), Webb (you are playing), and myself. If you are interested, please email me, but just keep this in mind. We are playing for second place since as Benny pointed out, Chuck Norris has already won.
If you agree to play and back out, there will be consequences.
Despite four consecutive losing seasons as a tandem, Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd and manager Clint Hurdle on Monday had their contracts extended for one year, through the 2007 season. -- Denver Post
A 12-year Major League veteran who will play this season for the New York Mets, Valentin was the offensive force for Puerto Rico with four hits, including a game-tying homer in the eighth.