Daily Dosage: Return of the Jedi

There's no way to get back on the saddle with an idea that put this site on the map.

Pictures of pretty girls and sports stories.

So today, we feature Kristen Bell, fresh off my viewing of 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' - a movie that will be reviewed by myself for public consumption soon.

As for the sports stories, check out this bit of shameless cross-promotion, a story about the SIU men's golf team, which has won two of its first three tournaments.

Enjoy your day. Live and love life.

A Harden decision to make. What made the Chicago Cubs' acquisition of Rich Harden a better deal than what the Milwaukee Brewers did to get CC Sabathia was that Harden could still be property of the Cubs for the 2009 season.

Harden will visit a shoulder specialist before the Cubs make a decision whether or not to pick up the right-handers $7 million option for next season. Even though it seems like a tough decision, it seems like it would be quite easy.

If Harden's 100% clean, then an off-season of rest and relaxation should be in store for one of the Cubs' most prized arms. If not, the Cubs should still pick up the option, because any surgery would likely put him out until May, which his return would be like another Cubs mid-season acquisition.

[Chicago Tribune]

Williams searching for speed...no, not that kind of speed. After assuring Nick Swisher's spot on the team for the next few years, White Sox GM Kenny Williams isn't finished.

Expect the White Sox to add a lot of speed. A lot.

Good-bye Orlando Cabrera, hello Orlando Hudson?

The White Sox have several holes to fill, including second base (once Alexei Ramirez takes his rightful place at shortstop) and center field. Both are positions where there are some speedsters available.

Brian Roberts, Julio Lugo, Juan Pierre, Coco Crisp, Wily Taveras and Corey Patterson headline speedsters that will possibly be available this offseason.

[Daily Herald]

Quality Linkage:
  • Cubs bats hit something in Dodger Stadium. Unfortunately, it was water pipes. [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Headline: Mock execution at NHS pep rally raises questions. [Daily Sentinel]
  • Eli > Peyton. [ESPN] This is when my teacher puts a big red 'X' on my paper.
  • A beautiful woman will take my job. [With Leather] I should be upset, instead, I'm kind of looking forward to "working" with her.
  • O.J. Simpson's going to need a change of plans. [Las Vegas Review Journal]