ESPN's Page 2 asked me to write about The Scream, and I said I would, and then it turned out they didn't want an Edvard Munch piece at all. They wanted this.
Anyway, I didn't say this in the Page 2 piece, and I realize this is all for a good cause, but tonight's scream strikes me as just an extraordinarily bad idea. But I guess I'm biased against the idea of people being involuntarily subjected to the loudest scream in history ...
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He's here — or more accurately, he's there. Cleveland has called up Casey Blake tradee Carlos Santana.
AAA Albuquerque slugger John Lindsey has been placed on the Isotopes' disabled list with a strained calf, according to the team's press notes. For the time being, Justin Sellers is taking Lindsey's roster spot.
There were other Albuquerque roster moves that I mentioned in the Dodger Thoughts comments Thursday - so in case you missed them, here's the press note version:
"Lefty Brent Leach has been sent to Double-A Chattanooga in the place of starter Alberto Bastardo, who joins the ‘Topes after going 5-3 with a 4.85 ERA in 11 starts for the Lookouts. In the bullpen, Jon Link returns from his latest stint in Los Angeles and Major League veteran Kiko Calero joins the Dodgers organization after signing as a free agent. Calero started the season at Triple-A Buffalo in the Mets organization but was released on May 16 after going 2-0 with a 10.59 ERA (20 ER / 17.0 IP) in 10 games. To make room for Calero and Link, Scott Elbert was placed on the Temporary Inactive List and Eric Thompson was transferred to Ogden’s roster.