Actually, this might be one of my favorite parts about this blog business. I enjoy answering your questions and concerns. I hope I touched on them all:
-To Matt (RE: Sportswriting): My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Send me your questions and a number to reach you. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be happy to talk with you.
-To Rage (RE: MilledgeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hand): HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wearing a protective pad and said heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s better.
-To Ace$$ (RE: Milledge contract): Thanks for answering MattÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s question.
-To Andrew V (RE: Rollins): Let him talk. And talk, and talk. Remember, empty barrels make the most noise.
-To DJ (RE: Peterson): IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve written several times about PetersonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s influence. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a very cerebral pitching coach. Most of the comments do seem rhetoric, but they are really reminders of things they talk about. He says keep the ball down, and the Mets work on that. In spring training there is a row of six mounds and in front of each plate thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a horizontal string and that helps them work to keep the ball down. Glavine said Peterson helped him last year change his style. Glavine used to live on the outside corner, but last year he convinced him to throw inside to hitters. Glavine said this helped him tremendously. Also, Glavine is working on a slower curve. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an interesting question. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve touched on it on stories about specific pitchers, but I should write just on Peterson. Thanks for the idea.
-To sheadenizen (RE: Glavine): Blame the writers. He answered a direct question honestly, which is always appreciated by us. He didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say he wants to pitch for the Braves, but that the Braves and Mets are the only teams he would consider if he wanted to play another year. If the Mets donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pick up his options and he still wants to play, he said he would consider Atlanta.
-To Dave (RE: Shawn Green): HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll never hit 40 again. WonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hit 30. Twenty is still possible with 80 RBI. If he plays. He’ll definitely have the opportunities to drive in that many runs. I would take that. Green his hitting .333 today. Maybe heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll keep it up, maybe he wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. But why rip him when heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s at .333? Wait until heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hitting .233. If heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s as bad as you say, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be down there soon enough. Until then, give him a break. Afterall, he is YOUR right fielder. And remember, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no guarantee Milledge will play any better.