that makes one of us
U of M graduate Fred Wilpon, who donated heavily for the Wilpon Baseball and Softball complexes at Michigan, just agreed to pay $162 million to settle a lawsuit.
This is related to the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. I don't know the Wilpon's net worth, but $162 million is a significant hit for anyone. The claim is that he should have known something was fishy in 25 years of investing with Madoff.
Cardinals' manager and former UM catcher Mike Matheny talks about the advice Bill Freehan gave him to learn Spanish at UM and how it's helping him as a manager.
It's short and interesting.
It is that time of year MgoBuddies...
I have created an 18 team Head to Head (I know, most traditional leagues are rotiserrie) ESPN Free Fantasy Baseball League for us MGOBLOGGERS.
If you want an invite, just respond on this post with your email.
AS A FAIR WARNING AND TO SAVE US FROM 1,000 EMAILS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A DRAFT TIME, The Draft has been set for Wednesday, March 28th at 9:30 pm EST.
Good luck, duders.
EDIT: Got the schedule all worked out. This should be good, clean, fine-groomed fun. It seems like its taking off, so if you post your email, i'll invite you right away. you'll have three days to accept until i start offering people further down the comment thread...
Do you all watch these tournament games the smaller schools play in (did you watch over the weekend)?
I personally find them interesting. I won't lie and say I can sit down and watch South Carolina St. battle Bethune-Cookman for 2 hours straight, but flipping back n' forth between ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN U and catching some play from these schools is entertaining for me. I feel like I'm doing my share of "scouting" for the tournament and can act like I know something about them in 2 weeks when they're actually playing.
Small side-note: Western Illinois from the Summit League is in their championship game tonight. You may remember them from Michigan's narrow defeat over them back in November. I started to do a bit of research to see which teams faced the most amount of Tournament-bound teams, but I'm not smart enough to do that in a quick fashion. The top rated RPI teams have around 10-12 it seemed, maybe 13 and higher for others I didn't look up. If WIU wins tonight, Michigan will have faced 11 (counting Northwestern). The total number of GAMES against Tourney-bound teams is another matter, maybe someone with time and interest would like to put together before Tourney time.
Can't get enough of Kate Upton...
- Sophomore outfielder Michael O'Neill (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) of the University of Michigan baseball team was named the Big Ten Conference's Player of the Week today (Monday, March 5). It marks his second straight conference honor. I am struggling with turning this into a link so sorry about that, but I will try to figure this out.