Friday, April 20, 2007

I would be remiss if I didn't start the day with a big Congrats to Mr. April, Alex Rodirguez...

Also, Hi Johnny, how are things greating you in NY? I hope your cramps are better!

Here we are again, Yankees @ Red Sox for the first time of 2007, and thanks to Katelyn, I'll be in the grandstand for the game. (and, they are going to wear their green jerseys, which I am oddly excited about), and Mr. Cousy will be on hand to throw out the first pitch.

The links...

*Bob Ryan doesn't hate the Yankees.

*Gerry Callahan says that A-Rod will be wearing a Sox uniform on Opening Day 2008.

*Cora got even.

*This is from John Tomase's notebook entry from yesterday...I can't believe Tavarez once almost had a no-no...

April 19th, 2007

Tavarez is loose

Posted by John Tomase at 12:56 pm

Couple of observations on Julian Tavarez in the hours before today’s game. For one, he stopped during highlights of Mark Buerhle’s no-hitter last night to chat with reporters, unprompted, about his own near no-no with the Cubs in 2001. He took a no-hitter into the eighth against the Pirates on the final day of the season. With two on via walks and one out, Mendy Lopez chopped a meager single to left to end Tavarez’s bid.

Now most pitchers won’t even make eye contact on the day of a start, but here was Tavarez, chatting away amiably. Then, after batting practice, he was one of the only players to stop for a group of screaming kids demanding autographs (David Ortiz was another).

It was just interesting to see Tavarez so loose an hour before a start. It speaks to his personality. Maybe he’s due for a big game today opposite Roy Halladay.

*Devern Hansack got his first L of the season yesterday giving up 3 runs in 6IP. Craig Hansen pitched 1 2/3 scoreless. Lester will make his first start for the PawSox on April 25th against the Rochester, NY Red Wings at 12:05. It's about 6 hours away. Who wants to call in sick next Wednesday and go to the game, then drive home after?

*The D-backs had a handwriting analysis. This was pretty interesting.

*I love Jake Peavy.

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