Happy Birthday, Mike Krukow!
I am a rabid Kruk fan and I care very deeply that people say Kruk and Kuip, not Kuip and Kruk. That just feels so wrong. Anyway, I hope he has a lovely birthday and I am so looking forward to listening to him again.
That’s Kruk and Kuip on baseball. Ennn-joy the ballgame.
Someone asked me my thoughts on the Suppan signing as the “6th starter”. I’m not 100% sold on it. I think the ideal 6th starter is a younger person who is looking to make it, not looking for a place to finish up his career. But since the Giants have four above-average starters locked in for a few years to come (and Zito who is locked in, above average or not) I can see why they would go with Suppan. A interesting or iffy young pitcher doesn’t have a place in their organization right now, whereas Suppan could play a solid number six/relief role and he isn’t looking for fame or glory. He’s already had that. And if it’s a train wreck in spring training then, hey, there’s a way out. So I think it’s a basically positive move.
Rangers FanFest is this weekend and I so, so want to be in Arlington. I am living vicariously through my Texan readers. Tell me all about it.
p.s. Yesterday, @MLBFanHouse tweeted, “Does Jon Daniels look a little like Shia LeBeouf? I say yes.”
I don’t see it. At all. My sister does, but I am totally puzzled. Come to my support, people. Is there any resemblance?