Thursday, February 25, 2010

From Elsewhere: Yankees in Camp and Brittney Griner

So after months of slightly bashing baseball fandom and management, I’m getting back in the leather, rubber and cork mode. For the New York Beacon, there’s a small (very small, no PDF yet) spring training preview of the World Series champs as the Yankees started camp recently. Basically, it’s a quick comparison of how camp was last season (with far more distractions) in contrast to today (relaxed in going for the repeat). Not much special to say.

Meanwhile, for something far more substantive, check out Wednesday's contribution to The Perpetual Post. Howard Megdal and I discussed the professional prospects of Brittney Griner, the freshman sensation of the Baylor Lady Bears.

She’s the curious case in light of a boastful claim from NBA Commissioner David Stern that a woman will play in the NBA within a decade. Now, whether or not this is true, we don’t know. However, it appears from both Howard and me that she may not be that player, but can be a transcendent professional, regardless.

Here's the recent Outside the Lines feature on her:

As old school hip-hop wannabes used to say, “Check me out, homes!”

In the next week, expect plenty more from outside of Scribe, including another timely essay for March’s Norman Einstein’s Magazine and baseball previews for The Perpetual Post.

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