News and Notes, October 29: OFFSEASON!

A panda chews on some Verlander after downing some Coke. - Ian Walton

If you've been under a rock this weekend, the San Francisco Giants are the 2012 world champions. Which means 12 months until our own celebration.

As opposed to sweeping them in six.

$119.2 million bought Ilitch a nice ALCS ring, and this fastball that will live in his mind for the rest of his life:

Freebies, honey. Not free bees.

Bees?

  • On Sunday, Clayton Kershaw was named the 2012 winner of the Clemente Award, for his charitable work. Specifically for the strides he made with T.B.A.
  • Major League Baseball is concerned about line drives to the heads of pitchers. Tim McCarver suggested batting helmets for them. Players react to this:
  • Philadelphia pitcher Vance Worley heard that remark and tweeted: "Pitchers....wearing helmets....really?"
    "Helmets for pitchers??? Really," Desmond tweeted.

I don't think most of the pitchers in the league would still be wearing batting helmets after the force it takes to deliver a pitch 90 mph.

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