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Daily Pickle

BB Heckler is starting a new daily rundown to update happenings around the league, and as always, remember the rules 1)Everything I write is funny  2)if something I write isn’t funny, it isn’t me, it’s you

**Colon 1st Angels pitcher in 41 years to take home the Cy Young http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2217678  Thanks Bart, you single-handedly ruined my fantasy squad in 2004 http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?playerId=3602 was a year early on Garland and Lee too…DOH!**

**An arcane baseball rule of the MLB charter, Section 15, Rule 2-A states "In the off-season, No major leaguer shall attempt to maim another person w/a machete, and then try to BBQ them with gasoline and a match.  Failure to comply could result in suspension". http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051108/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/venezuela_urbina I always wondered about Ugie since he practically French-kissed Pudge Rodriguez after each game of the 2003 Playoffs**

**A shot at Opening Day Tickets, take a look.. http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/fantasy/free_agent/index.jsp **

**What’s that about the apple and the tree? http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9029181**

**Cubs re-sign INF Neifi Perez..2 yrs 5 million…also pick up Options on Scott Williamson RP, and Todd Walker 2B**

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it: It seems teams are always trying to answer the Closer question, many times with little success.   While Billy Wagner and a couple of other names will garner most of the excitement/headlines, the BB Heckler thinks a team would be right to go after Tom Gordon, who has been setting up the best closer of all time, Mariano Rivera in NY the last 2 years.  Gordon would come relatively cheap, and while the Save itself is an overrated stat, he loves the pressure, and has had great success in his previous stints as the door-shutter.  46 of 47 Save conversions in 1998 w/Boston.  49 out of 57 the 3 other years sandwiching 1998.

Peace, E Maj