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It’s the final weekend of the offseason. Thank goodness for that. Pitchers and catchers report Tuesday, and two weeks from today, the Yankees will play their first Grapefruit League game. Two weeks until glorious baseball. Here are a few baseball and non-baseball links to check out this weekend:
- Ben Lindbergh wrote about intellectual property and how teams keep their ideas secret in an age where front office employees go from team to team. It’s basically impossible.
- David Laurila spoke to Chase Headley and Ken Singleton about being a switch-hitter and voluntarily giving up the platoon advantage. Headley has done it a few times. Singleton never did.
- Hailey Branson-Potts’ story on Mohamed Bzeek, a Los Angeles man who takes in terminally ill foster children, is a must read. There’s still some good people left in this world.
- If you’re a cat person (yes I have a cat), or even if you’re not, check out John Gray’s article on what cats can team humans about how to live.
Friday: This is tonight’s open thread. Baseball America’s annual top 100 prospects list will be unveiled during a live MLB Network broadcast at 9pm ET. Aside from that, the Knicks and Nets are both playing, and that’s it. Hopefully Charles Oakley gives James Dolan the business again. Talk about whatever here, just not religion or politics.
Saturday: Here’s the open thread again. The (hockey) Rangers are playing tonight and there’s a whole bunch of college basketball on the schedule too. Have at it.
Sunday: For the final time, this is the open thread. The Knicks are playing right now and the Islanders are playing later tonight. There’s also a few college basketball games on as well. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.