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Brewers seek advice of Counsell
2006-11-29 10:10
by Bob Timmermann

Craig Counsell, the less spunky and taller version of David Eckstein and a graduate of my arch-nemesis university with a degree in accounting, has signed a two-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Some websites were reporting that Counsell was signed, sealed, and delivered to San Diego, but apparently Counsell could not resist the allure of the Cream City.

Counsell will serve as a backup to Rickie Weeks and J.J. Hardy.

2006-11-29 10:23:46
1.   Daniel Zappala
Alternative headline: Diamondbacks cannot keep their own Counsell.
2006-11-29 10:26:29
2.   Voxter
Hey, I realize this is off-topic, but I can't figure out where else to ask it: Has anybody else noticed that Baseball Think Factory has gone off-line this morning? Or is it just me?
2006-11-29 10:33:18
3.   Bob Timmermann
Looks like BTF had some problem with their DNS server and somebody else took it over.

All part of my plan to take over the world!

2006-11-29 10:39:26
4.   Cliff Corcoran
I can't stand Counsell and my wife likes him even less, but he's a solid utility infielding option as he has a knack for getting on base and a good glove. The Yankees could have used him, though I dislike watching him play so much that I'm still glad they didn't sign him.
2006-11-29 10:56:28
5.   kylepetterson
He always looks like he's going to tear an abdomen muscle when he bats.
2006-11-29 11:09:44
6.   StolenMonkey86
1 - or for that matter, if they had to meet with a new obese executive

"Diamondbacks fail to retain Counsell and face hefty suit."

2006-11-29 11:17:11
7.   Padgett
2: maybe it's the gods telling Furtado that he was hasty in dumping the original domain name.
2006-11-29 13:44:45
8.   Voxter
7 - Yeah, I remain totally confused by that decision.
2006-11-29 15:29:09
9.   Johan
So, it's just gone?
2006-11-29 15:40:26
10.   Bob Timmermann
Hey, I didn't take it!
2006-11-29 15:46:19
11.   Voxter
9 - yep
2006-11-30 09:13:20
12.   Voxter
Well, here's an update on what happened to BTF:

I'm not sure how reliable it is, though I see no reason to doubt. Basically, it's a second-hand report from Dan Szymborski that the domain got hijacked, and it should be back eventually.

Okay, and here's a more reliable report from Sean Foreman, which says basically the same thing:

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