Play Amongst Yourselves

No new post today, unless Vin has something cooking I don’t know about. Today’s my birthday, so I’m taking a break. In the meantime, quick thoughts…
* DodgerThoughts wonders why Eric Stults has been completely ignored, and I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been wanting to see Stults get a start or two for some time, namely here and here.
* Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times questions whether Greg Maddux might not make the playoff rotation, which is basically what I said when I picked a playoff roster, although that was before it looked very unlikely that Brad Penny would be taking up a spot. The story also notes that Torre said he would use 4 playoff starters rather than 3, which I disagree with, but could live with. Here’s what gets me, though – why is there a question that Hiroki Kuroda would be the third starter? He’s been excellent lately, so I don’t know how you could think that Maddux would be a better choice right now.
* More than one person has asked me for a Rafael Furcal update lately, so here you go, from Doug Padilla of the Daily News. Seems that the back is no longer the issue, but his leg.
* It’s not Dodger-related, but FireNedCollettiNow has a picture that’s going to give you nightmares forever.
* Nomar as Barbaro? I could see it.

- Mike Scioscia’s tragic illness msti-face.jpg

Holy Crap, We’ve Lasted A Year!

I knew it was coming up, and, just randomly, tonight, I went back and checked when the very first article was put up on here, and, sure enough… even though there’s only 10 minutes left, today is our first anniversary!

So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our readers out there, who have helped make MSTI what it has become.  We’re truly surprised, but nonetheless extremely appreciative of the success and support you’ve given us and we thank you very much.

We hope we have fulfilled our objectives over the past year and have been able to provide you with quality analysis, while hopefully giving you a good laugh in the process.

Both of us have plenty of things in store for you in the upcoming months, so here’s to another year!

To celebrate…


Errr… O.K., how about a real birthday song…


- Vin & MSTI