- Kemp on that strange scoring play from last night, via Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times.
“I probably should’ve just been running forward and not looking back,” Kemp said. “That was close. I don’t know if I made it or not.”
Told he didn’t make it, Kemp smiled.
“Yeah, I don’t think I did,” he said. “We got lucky right there.”
- Sports Collectors Daily features a scrapbook that was put together by a wife of a former White Sox scout that suggest that the Sox was offered Babe Ruth.
Mills did as he was instructed and the next telegram from Comiskey, dated June 17, 1914, reads “Secure best price on men mentioned in your wire and when Dunn will deliver advise me at once.” The names of the six players are written in vintage pencil notations along the base of the telegram: “Cree, Daniels, Twombley [sic], Midkiff, Derrick, Ruth.”
An unknown number of years later, Mills’ wife, Ethel, perhaps realizing the historical importance of this particular telegram, felt obligated to provide further details of the negotiations taking place at that time. Writing along the bottom and right-hand borders of the album page, framing the telegram, she added: “Note: Earl told me he could have all six men for $18,000 but Comiskey turned thumbs down. Too much money. Ethel.”
- I didn't watch Survivor last night, but I understand that Jeff Kent suffered a severe knee injury, per FoxSports.
Kent reportedly suffered torn knee ligaments during a scene with a raft on Wednesday — no more than 10 minutes into the episode. It remains to be seen how the injury will affect him going forward, but we hope that it doesn't force his fellow castaways' collective hand in voting him off the island.
They haven't even had the chance to know Kent and dislike him, yet.
- With the news circulating that AEG is for sale (they own the Kings, Galaxy, several other sports teams, Staples Center and a bunch of other stadiums) speculation now circles around who are the likely buyers. I suspect Guggenheim (the main Dodgers owner) will be involved, and now we hear from Bill Shaikin of the LA Times that LA's wealthiest man is also interested-- Patrick Soon-Shiong.
- Sports Illustrated puts together their list of 100 Top Twitterer's to follow.
- Chad Moriyama has a gif of the most awkward tag/non-tag ever.
- This is easily the best Baseball story of the year. Via John Erardi at Cincinnati.com, "Ted Joins Reds for a Day, but Changed Team Forever".
- Jon Weisman at Variety writes about the newest Baseball flick to hit the big screens- Trouble with the Curve.
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