Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Blog Kiosk: 11/23/2011

Google is amazing today. You must check it out before it goes away. Click on the image in the opening page and play along. It's an interactive cartoon that celebrates Polish science-fiction novelist, philosopher and satirist Stanislaw Lem.
  • The Dodgers are apparently interested in Jerry Hairston Jr., via MLB Trade Rumors.
  • Torre may be considering a bid to buy the Dodgers, via Bill Shaikin at LA Times.
    "There've been a number of people who've reached out and inquired, but I've made no alliance, no commitment, as of this minute," Torre told the New York Times.
  • Maybe we should be glad Kemp did not win the MVP. Matt is using the snub to motivate him. Via Tony Jackson at ESPN.
    "I'm going to go 50-50 next year," he said. "I'm telling you, y'all created a monster. I'm about to get back in the weight room super tough so I can be as strong as I was last year. … Forty-forty is tough, so 50-50 will be even tougher, but anything can happen. I have to set my limits high so I can try to get to them as much as I can. I'm going to try for 50-50, which has never been done.
  • High Heat Stats shows how incredible a season Kenley Jansen had last season.
    Kenley Jansen's 16.10 is just a ridiculous number. In fact, it's an all-time record (again, minimum 40 IP)
  • Check out the Josh Lindblom Foundation. This is a new charity he has put together to promote awareness and raise funds for families and children in need and to provide financial support for other charitable organizations.
  • MLB Trade Rumors has a nice rundown of MLB's new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • From Epic Meal Time- Turbaconepicentipede. This is a disgusting mess, but strangely I wouldn't mind taking a bite. Happy Thanksgiving!

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