Daily Archives: March 31, 2009

March 31, 2009

Tom Browning Jailed

Tom Browning's mugshotAccording to the Cincinnati Enquirer, former Reds pitcher Tom Browning was jailed in Florida.

He is being held in the Sarasota County Jail until he is either taken to Polk County, where he owes the child support, or pays the $99,008.36 that he owes.

What I like is that his bond is also set to the exact amount that he owes in child support, so the only way to get out of jail is to pay. Unless he has one of those accursed Monopoly cards handy. Those have been confounding jailers for decades.

March 31, 2009

Astros Improving as Spring Training Ends

Sure, it took a 7-game winning streak to get their win percentage into the 300s, but the Astros do seem to be functioning a lot better heading into the final week of Spring Training.

Of course, if you delve a little deeper, you see a lot of offense being supplied by players with no hopes of making the team, but isn’t that always the way? Players with nothing to lose tend to be much looser.

Despite the blow-up of Mike Hampton yesterday, the Astros are feeling pretty confident in their rotation. Heck, even one sports writer wrote an article about not being able to find any faults with the team. I still can’t tell if it’s serious or not. I mean, I know it’s Spring Training, but this is a team that lost 11 games in a row already this year. That doesn’t sound like a perfect team to me.

Also, in case you missed it, former Red Danny Graves didn’t make the team. Yeah, I thought he’d pitched his way out of baseball, too.