illustrations by Samara Pearlstein
I’m bored. Are you bored? Here, have some old school Tiger doodles that I did to test out a new pen tip. And this other stuff.
What else is going on in baseball:
–The arbitration deadline is, what, Tuesday? Mr. Dombrowski’s all cracking his fingers one by one, preparing for battle.
–Bud Selig says he’ll step down after the 2012 season. Maybe. Possibly. According to unnamed sources.
–Even Japan has rejected Jose Contreras. Harsh.
–Dat Morosi dude sez the Tigers are more aggressively shopping Jackson than Granderson. For whatever that’s worth. He also did this thing about where the allegedly shopped Tigers might go. I don’t know, it has a chart. Go look at it if you like charts.
—Rock band Kasbian promote their new single “Underdog” with a football-powered rendition of the song on Guitar Hero.. For the love of cats, NOBODY TELL JOEL ZUMAYA ABOUT THIS.
–Grady Sizemore likes to get naked in front of his iPhone camera (link NSFW). Five parts LOL, five parts Ooooo, Hello There Grady. This and kittens are what make the internet great.
–This happened a while ago but I never bothered to say anything about it: Scott Sizemore, Ryan Strieby, Audy Ciriaco, and Brennan Boesch were added to the 40-man roster. I fondly recall Boesch’s name pretty much only because he got locked in the dugout bathroom that one time and they had to break him out with a crowbar, and Jim Leyland made fun of him. Good times.
–Ross Ohlendorf is spending his offseason working as an intern for the Department of Agriculture. Dear Ross Ohlendorf: you are magnificent.
–Andruw Jones is now a Wrong Sock. How the mighty have fallen.
–Did you all see that Tim Lincecum was busted for marijuana possession earlier this month? Least surprising bust ever. Why, next thing you know they’ll be telling us that nice Barry Zito was on the Mari-juana as well, and gosh golly, I never!
–The 2010 Hall of Fame ballots went out to the voters, and there are some Cats of Interest on there. MICHIGAN WOLVERINE Barry Larkin, former Tiger Jack Morris, and former Tiger Alan Trammell. The rest of the ballot can be found on the current front page of the BBWAA site, but I don’t know how long they’ll have it up there.
–Bored bored bored bored.