No idea if this is the right way to do a fanshot, but hi! Just thought you guys would like to know that according to a fairly credible source (facebook) and a fairly credible translator (not Dave Fuller) .....Sobotka was at the New York airport 7 hours ago en route to STL.
Today we learn that Checketts, who hired Citibank Financial to lead the effort in finding a new buyer, has received three formal bids from potential investors and that the transaction will be complete by the end of the calendar year.
From Rays manager Joe Maddon, on whether he thought Johnny Damon should waive his no-trade clause and accept a trade to Boston:
"I think he needs to really, really understand what a great community Detroit is. It would be a great place to raise a family, even if he explores some of the suburbs -- for instance, Birmingham. It's a beautiful little enclave over there."
This from the same man who made his players wear hockey jerseys only to don the Bluenote. I like this guy.
Toughest Competitor: "Simon Gamache. He played in Milwaukee when I was in Cincinnati. Real big battles with him. Now he's in Switzerland. That's the first one that comes at me.
Chicago to send Byfuglien, Sopel, Eager and Akim Aliu to Atl for 24th overall pick, 54th overall pick, Marty Reasoner and Jeremy Morin
Okay, this explains something. I know absolutely nothing about sports stuff. I am quite content with this level of knowledge.
When I went to my polling place on Tuesday, I was wearing my BlackHawk Products Group cap. I had some little kid run up to me and ask me if I was a Blackhawk. I said no and explained that BlackHawk makes bulletproof vests and things like that. Total silence followed with one of the blankest stares I have seen in a long time.