Atlanta Braves Drop Glavine

Channel 2 Action News sports anchor Zach Klein has learned that the Atlanta Braves have released veteran left-hander Tom Glavine.

In a stunning move, the Atlanta Braves released the 305-game winner on Wednesday, just when it seemed he was ready to return to the big leagues.

The 43-year-old Glavine, who was coming back from shoulder and elbow surgery, threw six scoreless innings for Class-A Rome on Tuesday night and proclaimed himself ready to pitch in the majors again.

via Tom Glavine Released From Atlanta Braves – Sports News Story – WSB Atlanta.

Bit of a shocker here. Yes, I do follow sports a bit. Glavine, certainly a Hall of Fame caliber pitcher, seemed poised to make another comeback. There is speculation that there are financial motives in the move, by cutting Glavine now the Braves save millions of dollars.

Look Ma! No Flash!

Dailymotion is excited to launch a new R&D platform dedicated to open video formats and web standards: You don’t need the Adobe Flash plugin to watch videos on this platform – the only requirement is the latest version of Firefox, 3.5 beta, available here.

No plugins? No Flash?

Nope – for all content from Motionmakers and Official Users we are using the new HTML < video > tag, supported by Firefox 3.5, to display the video, and not any proprietary technology.

via Dailymotion Blog » Archive du blog » Watch Video…without Flash.

Sounds like a good thing to me.  Having literally hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of video floating around from various conferences and presentations it will be very nice to able to have a single tag to display it.