On this date in 1986, Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels decided to imitate another tyrannical New York boss. In the show’s season finale, Michaels fired a drunk Billy Martin after he slurred one of his lines (as a part of a sketch, of course), as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. In retaliation, Martin set fire to Michaels’ dressing room at the end of the show to close out the season. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..
- The Sports Esquires talked about the evolution of fantasy baseball.
- Monkey With A Halo looked at the Angels trade targets that should be avoided.
- The Point Of Pittsburgh looked at potential upgrades from Mark Melancon.
- A’s Farm spoke with Oakland second base Prospect Joey Wendle.
- Camden Depot knows how to solve the Orioles’ outfield problem.
- Drunk Baseball has a few thoughts on Scott Kazmir.
- Lasorda’s Lair says the pressure is on Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly.
- Maniac Ball is happy with Garrett Richards.
- Rays Colored Glasses wonders if Jake McGee could be moved.
- Baseball Hot Corner discussed Jeff Hoffman’s pro debut.
- Grading On The Curve says the Astros need to get aggressive.
- Yankees Unscripted wonders if Michael Pineda is a true ace.
- The First Out At Third lamented the fortunes of Ryan Braun.
- MLB Reports debates whether the Brewers should reload or rebuild.
- BBST explains why the Astros might not win the AL West.
- Heatwaved feels that Paul Goldschmidt is the best all-around hitter in MLB.
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