Peep Show

Updated: April 9, 2004, 8:45 AM ET
By Jim Baker

American League

Anaheim Angels: What percentage of throws from the outfield come in off-line? 50? 60? 75? Whatever the case, it sure seems like a lot. That's why it's so refreshing to see a heave like the one Jose Guillen got off against the Mariners yesterday. He threw a perfect strike on the fly to catcher Jose Molina which nailed a sliding Randy Winn. With Guillen patrolling left and Vlad Guerrero in right, there won't be a lot of freewheeling on the basepaths against Anaheim this year.

Chicago White Sox: Ken Griffey, Jr. is quite used to hearing his name in trade rumors. It's no wonder, then, that he was amused when a Chicago radio station pulled an April Fool's joke last week that had him being shipped to the White Sox in exchange for Paul Konerko. Baseball players live in a world of practical joking. As Griffey told Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, "&we play practical jokes on each other every day. That's what keeps a locker room loose." Executives and owners, on the other hand, live a life practically free of such tomfoolery. It's probably because of this that White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf was not amused by the gag. "He'll get over it," said Griffey.

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