Friday Afternoon Links: Matz Spins, Sewald Teaches, Colon Swings, Savannah Politics

– In addition to working out, RHP Paul Sewald taught Spanish at his old high school, Bishop Gorman, in Las Vegas to get ready for the season. He writes,

It gave me a new outlook on the life of a teacher, and not to mention how much I misbehaved when I was a freshman and sophomore while I was in school. I certainly have a new respect for those dealing with hormonal-crazed teenagers. While it was a lot of work, it was nice to have a steady paycheck (much larger than my MiLB one), and couldn’t hurt on a résumé someday.

– LHP TJ Chism posted two vines of Steven Matz (right) spinning lots of household items on both his left and right pointer fingers: a ball, a platter, a board, a cardboard box, a big pillow, and a pot. Now, I want to see him spin a curveball.

– At Metsblog, Matt Cerrone has wonderful pictures of Bartolo Colon taking batting practice. Remember, Mets fans, this man might well have 75+ plate appearances this year, which will be awesome. In case you were wondering, Colon is a .104/.112/.104 hitter (10-for-96) with six sac bunts in his 104 MLB PA over his 16-year career.

– Thursday Savannah City Council agreed to to put out requests for proposals for a feasibility for a new ballpark. The study is expected to cost $75,000-$100,000. This is merely the first of what would have to be many, many steps toward building a new stadium in Savannah.

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