Where Are They Now:
As Kate will always tell you, never fall in love with a reliever
- As some may have guessed, based on my ardent campaign for an ALL CUBAN OUTFIELD, I'm very interested in the past/present/future of Cuban players in MLB and this article has some great info about the legacy of the Gurriel family in baseball
- MLB is apparently offering to forfeit the compensation pick in an effort to avoid a lockout
- *potential tears warning* The family of Caleb Schwab, the ten-year-old boy who died in a waterslide accident, went to a Royals game this summer and this is just another example to use when arguing with silly people who claim "it's just a game"
- Fidel Castro died yesterday and if you're interested in his influence on baseball, both in Cuba and the US, take a look at this (slightly long, fair warning) piece from SABR's Bio Project archives