By Mike Steffanos
It's so close you can taste it now. We are a week away from playing real baseball games that really count. The time for speculating and prognosticating is waning.
Actually was able to watch some of today's game against the Indians. It was televised on their network and DirecTV wasn't blacking it out. Oliver Perez got hit pretty hard. Hopefully he got that out of his system. He should have one more spring start left, and his goal should be to cut down on the 4 home runs he allowed. C'mon, Ollie -- any more than three seems ostentatious...
Seriously, though, I know the papers will make something of this, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt that he's working on something. I'd probably worry more if he wasn't the third or fourth starter on this year's club.
In an effort to defray some of the costs of running this site I set up an Amazon.com storefront last year. Sadly, I never really found the time to update it. With a little push from Dana Brand I finally have done so. Besides Dana's book, new additions include some more recent books and the terrific Mathematically Alive DVD that was just released. If you'd like to support this site -- and you were thinking of buying something from Amazon anyway -- this is a good and relatively painless way to do it. Amazon usually has a great price on stuff. My commission comes from the sale price, you pay nothing extra. Even if you buy something else from Amazon that's not in my storefront I still get a small commission if you click over from my store. Also, if you'd like to see me add a book, DVD or Mets related item that Amazon sells, let me know and I'll try to add it.
Happy Easter to those of my readers who celebrate the holiday.