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Michael Kay and Fatherhood, Yankees on YES til 2042

I have said this before and I will say it again, I am a Michael Kay fan. He might be the only thing associated with the Yankees that I do like. I download and listen to the podcast of his radio show almost daily. It is great for passing the time on the treadmill. He has great guests, a great interview style and great chemistry with his co-host Don LaGreca. The best parts of the show is when Kay becomes upset and goes on a rant and uses the word "gutless" over and over again. Great stuff. A sincere congratulations to him and his drop dead gorgeous wife Jodi who will be expecting a child. Great news for Michael, bad news for a world that does not need another Yankee fan.

Speaking of the Yankees and Michael Kay, the Yankees will remain on the YES Network until at least the year 2042. This will also be the final year of Alex Rodriguez's current contract, well close enough. I really think Derek Jeter and AROD will be showing their age by 2042. I am sure Mariano Rivera will s…

Victor Martinez to the Red Sox?

So the Red Sox need someone to play first base and someone who is a good clubhouse guy. Why can't we get more players like Victor Martinez? Oh wait..... Anyway, there has been talk about the Sox bringing back Jason Bay and Kevin Youkilis, why not Victor?

There is one problem of course, Martinez is not a free agent. Victor missed this past year due to injury and it looks like he will share time at first base, catcher and DH for the Tigers in 2013. Would the Tigers be willing to let him go? I am calling on my Tiger friends, what would it take to get Victor Martinez back in a Red Sox uniform?

Speaking of the Tigers and their fans, they are a great little group to follow on twitter. The most entertaining of them all is Ty Cobb of course. Ty and the other Tiger fans made me appreciate Red Sox fans more. It seems I argue with Red Sox fans more on twitter then I get along with them on twitter. It really bothered me. How can I disagree so much with people who share the same rooting inter…

Miguel Cabrera vs Mike Trout

I weighed in on my vote for MVP a few weeks ago with my ballot. I chose Mike Trout. My father said Miguel Cabrera deserves the MVP, his reasoning was that Trout's team did not make the playoffs and Cabrera's team did. The Triple Crown was not mentioned, just the performance of the teams. My father also used his vote to bash the Red Sox by saying "you have to be one lousy team to not even make the playoffs in this day and age". A valid point.

Mitch Albom also takes the Cabrera side but does it by calling out all of us stat geeks in his piece today.  I have no issue if someone wants to vote for Cabrera. I am the same guy who gets livid every time I think about Ted Williams hitting .406 and winning the Triple Crown and NOT winning the MVP in 1941. However, Albom's take on the new stats in baseball is a joke. I would attack him more but Josh Herzenberg did a much better job of that. Here is Josh's take on Albom's column.

I'm a Division I college baseball pl…