Here are a few interesting items to take a look at:
1) Boston Red Sox reliever Mark Melancon accomplished a rather dubious feat last night as his team lost 18-3 to the Texas Rangers, writes Tyler Kepner of the New York Times.
Things seem to be getting ugly, fast up in Boston… I wonder if Bobby Valentine regrets taking the manager’s job? (And just how long do you think he’s going to be able to hold on to it?)
2) Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci shares some staggering statistics about injuries to major league pitchers and says that baseball needs to rethink the way relief pitchers are used.
3) Blogger Graham Womack of Full Spectrum Baseball writes about Gays In Baseball, saying that whenever the sport’s first openly gay star arrives he will face the same kind of scrutiny that Jackie Robinson did when he broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947.
Check out the articles, and let me know what you think.