Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Around the 'Sphere

While making my rounds throughout the blogosphere this morning I found a few gems I'd like to share, so here we go: - The Yankees played a spring exhibition game yesterday at Virginia Tech, just less than a year after the shooting that killed 32 people on campus there in April of 2007. The team had already donated $1 million last year to the Hokie Memorial Fund. Even Yankee-haters can't say anything negative about this one, although I've already spoken to a few who have tried. For every bad thing you hear about Alex Rodriguez, he sat in the Virgina Tech dugout for almost the entire game, signing autographs and speaking with the VT players. George A. King III has a nice piece on the event at the NY Post and the Daily News' Mark Feinsand gives us his take on the day that was, as does Newsday's Kat O'Brien. - Pete Abraham has a funny post titled, "Ten people to avoid at the ballpark." He lists the people that take away from the experience of being at the ballpark by being annoying. It's a pretty good read. - Neil Best, of Newsday's Media Watchdog fame, broke news this morning that ESPN will announce that Baseball Tonight will broadcast live from Yankee Stadium at noon on Opening Day, March 31st. - The Houston Rockets win streak of 22-games finally came to an end last night at the hands of the Boston Celtics. No one but me had seriously considered them a contender during the streak, and now that it's over I'm sure people will be saying that there's no chance for them to win a title. The Houston Chronicle's Richard Justice offers his take, saying the streak is not diminished by the way it ended.

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