According to multiple sources, Deadspin.com
is reporting that Matt Lawton is the "AL outfielder from a playoff team" that tested positive for steroids. Rumors have been floating about for quite awhile now. Apparently he's in the appeals process at the moment, which is why you haven't heard anything from MLB yet.
Also from Deadspin.com
, they have been rating the best blogs out there for most of the major sports franchises. I was trying to keep my eye out for their take on the Cubbies blogs, but those sneaky devils posted it way back on October 3rd, which is a national mourning day for Cubs fans everywhere, so I missed it apparently.
Anyway, we finished first:
1. The Cub Reporter. Part of the consistently excellent All-Baseball network, this immensely popular Cubs site covers everything you might possibly want to know and more. Smart, and able to resist Cub Fan Fatigue.
So, um, yeah, Cool!!!
We'd like to thank....[orchestra warming up in the background already]. Hey wait!!!
All-baseball.com was all over their rankings:
Boston: 3rd place
for Fire Brand of the American League
Chicago White Sox: 2nd place
for Exile in Wrigleyville
San Diego Padres: 2nd place
Kansas City Royals: 1st place
for Kauffman Confidential
So win, place or show, congrats to all who were mentioned by Deadspin. And look, we get a fancy graphic to display as well, what more could a blog ask for?