Get Back to Work!

Not a whole lot to report here that hasn’t been reported elsewhere. The Hot Stove season is upon us and after busting my butt to cover the postseason, I’m playing catch-up with my allotment of Baseball Prospectus 2010 comments. With my wife out of town on a business trip for a few days, I’ve taken the opportunity to bury myself in Dodger prospect minutiae while still keeping tabs on the various trade and free agent rumors going around, mostly via Twitter. And I’ve been sharing my razor-sharp analysis with the world via that medium as well. From today’s Sports Business Daily (subscription required):’s Jimmy Traina cites a source as reporting “The Who will take the stage” during the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show. An NFL spokesperson declined to confirm the report, only saying, “When we have something to announce, we’ll announce it” (, 11/12). The L.A. Times’ Sam Farmer writes, “ reporting the Super Bowl halftime show is…. The Who. Excellent.” But’s John Halpin writes, “A band full of guys in their 60s? NO WAY!” Baseball Prospectus writer Jay Jaffe: “Because nothing says NFL like half a band of Brit Invasion senior citizens” (, 11/12).

ZING! I had a better one about the surviving members trying for one last cash grab before reuniting with their deceased rhythm section, but it was longer than 140 characters, hence. Who says my expertise doesn’t cross genres?

Speaking of crossing genres, artist James Blagden has set Dock Ellis’ tale of his infamous no-hitter to a four-and-a-half minute Flash animation at a site called No Mas. It’s also on YouTube, for those afraid to venture out onto the scarier parts of the information superhighway.

Sigh. Only 94 days until pitchers and catchers report. We now return you to your regularly scheduled offseason…

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