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“There’s a lot going on with the Indians this week. Cliff Lee had a solid outing throwing (8) shut-out innings on Monday, only to have new closer Kerry Wood blow the game in the (9th). On Tuesday, the Tribe came back, though, and took advantage of a few misplayed bounces by the Bo-Sox to get a win. Then Travis Hafner went to the DL again afterwards. And on Wednesday the Indians knocked Jon Lester all over the park, all the while Fausto Carmona put a solid start of his own together. Despite all that, the only thing I could focus on last night is this guy.” [JD Shaver]
Hardball times projects Matt LaPorta’s “Prime” season (likely 2012): .308, 42 HRs, 129 RBI. I’ll take it. [Matt Hagen/Hardball Times]
I can’t say I disagree: “Whatever you are looking for in a playoff series is here. Buzzer beaters, gutsy performances through pain, young players stepping up, cagey veterans never letting up, “playoff fouls,” good (and bad) coaching, the list goes on. …and on, and on… This series has included 7 overtime periods. Seven. This is history happening right here. Someday in the future you’ll be having a conversation with someone about some future playoff series and how close it is or how many overtimes it includes. You will laugh and say, “that’s nothing, I remember when…” and you’ll describe this series.” [Celtics Blog]
“Things in the NBA are fragile, which makes the future difficult to forecast. But one season in, there can certainly be an argument that “getting Mo” was the best player-for-player trade in Cavs history. Considering what the Cavs gave up — just Damon Jones in the end because Joe Smith ended up back in Cleveland — it may even outrank the Kevin Johnson-for-Larry Nance deal in 1988. Nance became an All-Star like Williams, but so, too, did Johnson.” [Brian Windhorst/Plain Dealer]
No link…just a thought: Can the league now review Rondo’s elbow to Hinrich a la Dwight Howard and proceed to add to the punishment? Discuss.