By Mike Steffanos
Okay - so I made my commitment last Friday to post every day again, and almost broke that commitment within the first week. Mother Nature's reminder that it is still winter here in the northeast managed to mess things up for me pretty good on this snowy Friday. Sorry about that. Better late than never, here are a few thoughts about our boys of summer.
I wasn't surprised that Oliver Perez was able to win his arbitration hearing and snag $6.5 million in salary from the Mets. I spent enough time on this yesterday, so I won't beat it into the ground, but a season from Perez that is equivalent to last year and Ollie will be a rich young man. I'll give him credit for having the guts to bet on himself when so many seem to be expecting him to regress somewhat.
Other than that, I have a headache from reading all of the Johan Santana pitches batting practice! stuff, and am counting the minutes until the real fake games start...
Tomorrow I will come out with my first in a series of long overdue book reviews. The first will be on Banned in the Bronx: The Yankee Hater Memoirs: 1953-2005. After that, we'll try to do one a week until I catch up.