Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday Mopup 2/29/2016

The 88th Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles last night, and to be honest, I saw only one of the nominated movies last year, and that was Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

I thought host Chris Rock was terrific, and that the best dressed award went to Sylvester Stallone's wife, former model and actress Jennifer Flavin.


Here's some baseball stuff I saw over the past few days, or so.

⚾ There were a few notable transactions last week, with free agents Ian Desmond signing with the Texas Rangers and Yovani Gallardo with the Baltimore Orioles, and Dexter Fowler, Jr. re-signed with the Chicago Cubs. has all your trade news right here.

⚾ Spring Training is well underway...

I like the teams logos highway signs using the city where the team is training.

⚾ Current University of Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh will coach first base for the Tigers in a game this week vs the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Harbaugh grew up a Tigers fan in the mid 1970s when he lived in  Ann Arbor while his Dad, Jack Harbaugh, was a coach for the Wolverines.

⚾ The Tigers were also in the news, as the team announced it will wear two different versions of the Olde English D.

I grew up with the skinny Tigers logo, so it's gonna be cool to see it on the uniforms again.

                                   Thanks to

⚾ Beginning this week the MLB Network will begin its annual 30 Clubs in 30 Days, starting with the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday,  March 1st at 7:00 pm Eastern time.

⚾ You can get a poster of every big league ballparks dimentions  at

⚾ My new favorite baseball logo belongs to the Savannah Bananas.

⚾ The White House announced that President Obama will head to Cuba in March as part of the renewing of relations with the island country where baseball is the National Sport.

It just so happens that the Tampa Bay Rays are scheduled to be in Cuba to play an exhibition against the Cuban National Team on March 22nd.

The announcement of the game is expected this week.

Let's hope the game, to be televised by ESPN, gets the go ahead, and that President Obama stops on his way to Cuba too pick me up.

I'd love to see more of Cuba than I have, the viewpoint from Guantanamo Bay Naval Base that I saw in the winter of 1985.

⚾ Have a great week everyone, and Play Ball!

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