■ Sugar, a baseball movie I reviewed earlier in the summer, was released on DVD this week. If you're looking for a good movie to rent for the holiday weekend, I highly recommend this one. Read the review.
2010 Schedule Update
■ Washington has released their 2010 schedule, and it shows them playing in the Tucson tournament on the opening weekend of the season, a tournament Mizzou is also reportedly playing in.
■ Auburn's 2010 Schedule is now posted, including the details of the Auburn Tournament the second week of the season (2/26-28). Auburn, Missouri, Boston College and Florida Atlantic are in that tournament, with MU faces Auburn on Saturday the 27th.
■ Always a Gamble (Baseball America)
It's a gamble when a first-round draft choice turns his back on pro ball. And rarely does the player hit the jackpot, at least in baseball.
When the deadline passed for players to sign out of this year's draft, there were only three first-round picks left unsigned—including Aaron Crow.
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In the 20 years prior to 2009, there were just 16 first-round draft picks who did not sign. Rarely has the player benefited from his delay. Just nine of those 16 were selected in the first round a second time. Just three of them have appeared in more than 300 big league games