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Let Redmon go


Still busy, so this morning will be brief again …

• Todd Turner is full of it. Read Jim Moore's column in today's P-I about the Katelan Redmon situation and tell me if I'm not right about the University of Washington athletic director. If this wasn't about UW and WSU, the Huskies would have let Redmon out of her letter-of-intent in minutes. But it is. Just don't try to stand on principle, because enough schools have shown enough compassion and common sense to void letters-of-intent, that ship has sailed.

• As we've said before, it's all about the pitching. And Cha Seung Baek pitched a whale of a game Wednesday. But the better he throws, the more it looks like the millions thrown at Jeff Weaver (today's starter with an 0-5 record and a 15.35 ERA) could have been better spent elsewhere. Here are the game stories from the P-I, the Times, the News Tribune, the Detroit News and Free Press. The teams meet again this morning (10:05; no TV; 700-AM) before the M's head back to Seattle.

By the way, to two oldest ex-Mariner left-handers in history faced off yesterday, with Jamie Moyer's Phillies besting Randy Johnson's Diamondbacks.

Finally with the M's, we had a little discussion about missed calls, and who they favor a couple of days ago. Well, if you are keeping score, on this trip umpires have clearly blown three calls (the latest being Kenji Johjima at home plate) and the M's are down 2-1.

• Thursday is Prep Page day at the S-R, and there are so many prep stories there is no way for me to link to all of them here. But here is the Greg Lee's Idaho Prep Sports blog and Mike Vlahovich's Prep Report blog, which should give you links. As for the stories, I will link this one concerning new Rogers head football coach Matt Miethe, and this one about East Valley's soccer team advancing to the state 3A tournament.

• All of us who knew Emily Westerberg as a child knew Em was different. She was different as a basketball player (read: better). She was different at as a person (read: marvelous). And she hasn't changed. Most college women's basketball stars would give their left arm to play in the WNBA. But not Em. She's different. She has other goals, other priorities. She's going to do other things. She's not just different, she's special.

That's about all I have time for so we'll say goodbye and head off for our duties. Leave comments and questions, and I'll get to them.

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