• On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode I gave John Bonnes a tour of my new place in Uptown and told a lengthy pooping-related story.
• On a related note, the podcast is making tremendous strides in the female listener demographic.
He inked a minor-league deal with the Mets at age 35 ... • Matt Guerrier: Guerrier exited as a free agent following the 2010 season for a three-year million deal with the Dodgers after seven seasons in Minnesota.Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Carl Pavano reacts after striking out New York Yankees’ Mark Teixeira during the first inning of Game 2 of baseball’s American League Division Series, Thursday, Oct. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) " data-medium-file="https://nbchardballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/pavano-big-cheer.jpg? w=256" data-large-file="https://nbchardballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/pavano-big-cheer.jpg? w=575" / Remember when that guy threatened to tell the world about how he and Carl Pavano had “an emotional and physical relationship” in high school unless Pavano gave him a navy Range Rover with tan leather?Well, the investigation into it has been dropped: Police in Connecticut have closed an investigation into allegations of a blackmail attempt against Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano without making an arrest. Lowell De Palma said the case was closed because Pavano and his family declined to provide statements.• As a college dropout I'm thankful that this is an increasingly prevalent thing, if only so someone can support me in my old age.• I wrote a White Sox season preview for Hardball Talk and for the second straight season they might be even worse than the Twins.