Tuesday, February 27, 2007

In about one week, Barry Zito (right, incase you couldn't tell), went from being one of my favorite non-Red Sox to one of my least favorite people on earth. How the Mighty fall.

Again with a late entry! My four readers are going to riot! (but the Barry and Barry was worth it right?)

The first spring training game is tomorrow! Curt is on the mound, and according to the Globe, the line-up looks like this:

1. Julio Lugo, SS

2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Jason Varitek, C

5. Mike Lowell, 3B

6. Wily Mo Pena, RF

7. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

8. David Murphy, LF

9. Jacob Ellsbury, CF

I'm excited for some real / fake games to get started. I'm also excited to see my friend, Jacoby Ellsbury (I hate when people call him Jacob, I mean, that is probably what he goes by, but how many people do you know called Jacoby? Me, just one. And by friends, I mean, we are facebook friends. Yes, I am that creepy. As if you had any doubt).

I have a couple Manny things to say. First, I think that the questioning of Manny's agents yesterday was completely immature (calling him a 12 year old and a meal ticket). Aren't these guys supposed to be professional writers? How about calling Manny, "your biggest client" or "immature". I think that that was rude and unnecessary. As for Manny coming late, I wouldn't really care if he showed up April 1st. I just don't want to hear about it any more.

Dear Boston Globe Sports Section Photographers and Editors,

I understand that Diasuke Matsuzaka is a big name / face at Spring Training this year. I truly do understand this, I even already bought my shirt. However, I would like to remind you that there are other players at camp. When I browse through the daily gallery and am greeted by 25 Dice-K pictures followed by 3 of other players, it makes me pound my head on the computer. Some more Beckett please. (And Mike Lowell) (and the minor leaguers I am still getting to know) (and more Beckett).

Thanks, and keep up the good work.



Onto the links...

The Sheff won't cooperate with MLB's steriod investigation. I wonder why. I'm going to miss all the tools at Yankee Stadium with their chef hats. On a scale of 1 being not clever and 10 being very clever, that is at least a 2. My favorite Yankee Stadium tradition (aside from Liam trying to murder that MFY fan on the way out), has always been the, "Hip Hip JORGE". That always puts a hop in my step. (a hop towards an opening to jump out of).

Rob Bradford's blog continues to dominate. You should read it.

Shaun Livingston dislocated his knee. It's on Youtube if that's your kind of thing. Ouch. *Random training room story. I only saw this once on a basketball player, and it was pretty much the gory-est thing ever. Second only to the dislocated shoulder.

1 comment:

Katie said...

dude that dislocation was BRUTAL, i saw the clips on sportscenter late last night (while i was taking a break from my 4 hour nap yesterday) it's always painful to watch when a limb bends in such an unnatural way. i believe the commentator referred to it as a "catastrophic" injury. ya think? i would say we're close to "will he walk again" territory with that one.