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Comment Winter Olympics

The judges couldn't help but notice that most of the submitted comments concerned the Mets, and relatively few on the Yankees. I guess it's natural, given how much drama surrounds the Mets and how little the Yankees at the moment.

The medals, please...

--The bronze goes to Islander505, who found a way to integrate the recent concern here about nitpicking with the Yankees' policy of waiting until the end of the season to negotiate new contracts with the likes of Joe Girardi, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera:

I'm confused by the protocol for garnering inclusion on the All-Nitpicking Team. Are memberships for one month? Six months? One year Two years? At what point do negotiations begin for membership renewal? Immediately upon designation? During the walk year of membership? Only at the conclusion of one's membership?

I don't wanna sound picky here, but these are serious considerations for potential wannabe nitpickers.

The silver goes to Richie G., who offered his take on this story about Luis Castillo helping Emilio Bonifacio:

Ken, I think having Castillo teach the opposing team's youngsters is the only way for him to actually earn his contract!! Especially with pop-ups.

And the gold goes to Whynot, the loyal yet frustrated Mets fan who bemoaned Fred Wilpon's actions with Billy Wagner last year.

It warms my cockles to know my franchise's owner has such a big heart. Now, if he only had a brain.

--Excellent analysis by David Lennon of the Mets' injury culture. It appears that Johan Santana's rehabilitation is going well.

--Even on March 4, CC Sabathia vs. Roy Halladay is a big deal, Erik Boland writes.

--Good piece by Alex Speier about new Red Sox centerfielder Mike Cameron, and his memories of an old teammate, Michael Jordan.

--Don't forget, we'll have another book contest giveaway here, later today.


 

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