Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturlinks

  • The Dodgers signed Mike MacDougal to a minor-league deal. Mac The Ninth Sneaks Around Corner, Signs Minor League Deal With Dodgers (True Blue LA)
  • It's not a links page without a JoePo article. This time he takes on the Angels' signing of Vernon Wells. Angels in the Outfield (Joe Blogs)
  • SoSG reader Geof Lickey is raising money for ThinkCure by running in the L.A. Marathon. Here's his story:
    I was a fat ass. A little over a year ago I tipped the scale at almost 400lbs. I lived in the All You Can Eat Pavilion at Dodger games and never found a food that wasn’t my friend. I had some health issues arise and I did something about it. I had a Gastric Bypass. I lost weight, but to make sure I didn’t have a enough loose skin to become a flying squirrel, I started running. Like Forrest, I ran every day.

    Now I have something to run for. Cancer has affected my family directly, three of my grandparents have died from cancer and the fourth survived breast cancer. This disease needs to die. We really need to find a way to cure this once and for all!

    You can help Geof on his mission here. Good luck, Geof!

8 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

Good man, Geof! Best of luck on both causes.

Steve Sax said...

My favorite line on the MacDougal signing was from Jon Weisman on ESPN, who said everything in his lead without coming right out and saying it...

"Seven seasons removed from All-Star status, right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal has signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and received an invitation to major league spring training.

What other seven-seasons-removed all stars can we pick up? Shawn Chacon? Russ Ortiz? Armando Benitez? (And FWIW, I would count the 2003 All-Star Game as eight years removed, but whatever.)

Central Valley Fan said...

Don't worry, I'll do what I can to represent the Sons and Dodgers when I run!

MR. F said...

Saturlinks is what I had for breakfast.

Spank said...

We got your back,Geof.

Spank said...

Unfortunately, no one has my front.

Central Valley Fan said...

If it meant a donation to reach my fund raising goal, I might have it!

Spank said...

Oh Snap!