We haven't done some links in a while. Why? Well, I really have no good explanation for the absence. None, other than my doctor prescribed it to me and I didn't know what it was.
Let's get to it....
AUDIO -- Here's my weekly segment with Ian Furness, which I did on Friday and forgot to post on here.
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From a great site to check -- sportsradiointerviews.com, here's the audio and written transcript of Roger Clemens' interview on Mike and Mike in the Morning.
Nothing very interesting other than Roger believing his father-in-law's heart troubles might be hereditary.
From today's News Tribune your newspaper for the South Sound, Larry has this story about the Mariners still searching for an identity as a team.
From Sunday's News Tribune -- here's my Sunday baseball column on Manny Ramirez and the Dodgers, along with my weekly power rankings. Also on Sundays we run Mike Curto's Minor League column, which this week talks about the recent power surge High Desert first baseman Joe Dunigan.
Let's catch up with some former Mariners ...
Raul Ibanez is playing very well for the Phillies and the national writers are starting to take notice. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has this column on Raul, while Sports Illustrated.com followed with a piece on Raul. The USS Mariner wasn't impressed with this article and DMZ offers his thoughts on it.
With his stellar play at the plate and in the field, Adam Jones continues to earn recognition. The Baltimore Sun had this feature on him.
I know I've recommended it before, but you should read Joe Posnanski's blog when you get the chance. Here's one of his posts on Scott Boras' clients and steroid use with some reference to A-Rod and the Mariners scouting of him.
From the AL West ...
Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia isn't happy with his team's lack of discipline at the plate. Really Mike? Really? Why don't you try managing the Mariners for a 20 game stretch and find out about lack of plate discipline.
In this notebook, it mentions that pitchers John Lackey and Ervin Santana should be activated within the next seven days after solid and pain-free rehab outings.
Josh Hamilton is back in the line-up for the Texas Rangers. Making a difficult lineup to pitch against that much tougher. Have fun Jason Vargas.
Susan Slusser has more details on the upcoming Moneyball movie starring Brad Pitt.