The biggest loser wins in this game
The Seattle Times
So what if the Astros lost 111 games?
Economists say the shoestring-budget team stands to post the biggest one-season profit margin in baseball history in 2013.
“I’ve watched Houston play,” wrote RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com. “I guess crime really does pay.”
• At Fark.com: “12-year-old kid returns Lou Gehrig record-breaking grand-slam ball to A-Rod because ‘It’s the player’s accomplishment.’ Obviously from out of town.”
• At SportsPickle.com: “NCAA lifts sanctions on USC of having to be coached by Lane Kiffin.”
Put me in, coach
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he thought about letting retiring closer Mariano Rivera play a little center field in his final game.
Who came up with that, John Fogerty?
“Bud Selig is leaving. David Stern is leaving,” wrote Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. “Can we go 3 for 3 and include Gary Bettman in that group?”
Speaking of 3 for 3
“What a perfect Northwest sports weekend,” opined comedy writer Tim Hunter. “Huskies win! Seahawks win! Mariners’ season ends!”
A Russian football team just made a big offer to out-of-work Tim Tebow.
“He gets paid a million bucks, appears in two games and then disappears,” wrote Brad Dickson of the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. “Sounds a lot like being an Oakland Raiders first-round pick.”
Talking the talk
• Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press, after the NFL told the Jaguars they can no longer list Denard Robinson’s position as “offensive weapon”: “Apparently with just minus-1 yard from scrimmage so far, he doesn’t qualify as an offensive weapon, even by Jaguars standards.”
• Greg Cote of The Miami Herald, on scientists predicting the sun will obliterate Earth within 2.25 billion years: “OK so there you have it, NCAA: a firm deadline for that final ruling in the Miami investigation.”
• Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, on the Jaguars offering ticket-buyers a coupons for two free beers: “If the Jags need a catchy name for their promotion, might I suggest: ‘Suds for Duds’?”
Here’s what’s shaking
The Minnesota Wild, in honor of their $98 million left wing, will host Zach Parise Bobblehead Night on March 13.
So when you shake the doll’s head, do silver dollars fall out?
Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org