Joe Posnanski discusses the baseball Hall of Fame and it's members. He notes that Bert Blyleven threw more shutouts in 1973 than Johan Santana has in his entire career. It's worth noting that Blyleven threw 25 complete games that year (including 9 shutouts that year ) as part of 325 IP with a 158 ERA+ and finished 7th for the Cy Young (only one out of forty voters put him on their list). It's easy to scratch our heads and wonder how the voters could be so remiss, and Patrick Sullivan argues that HOF voters ought to look beyond the awards.
Linzette Alvarez reports that military recruiting is up. If you're thinking of joining, talk to me before you talk to a recruiter.
I've written that Governor Deval Patrick is a phenomenal politician and will be president if chooses to be. He reminded me why at the state of the state on Thursday.
If this was in Europe, the international community would have had a solution yesterday.