Checking in from the Fort
Sorry about the lack of posts since I arrived in Fort Myers last Thursday. I had travel woes on the way down here, depriving me of attending the Matsuzaka presser at City of Palms. Then I came to camp Friday and had a pretty good day, only to come down with strep throat on Saturday. I had to stay away from the park Saturday and Sunday because I was contagious.
Today, I was back at it. Things are going OK, except for the chilly weather.
Does anyone care that Manny — according to Julian Tavarez — won’t get to camp until March 1? I can’t say I do. I don’t think anyone on the Red Sox does. If Manny’s in the lineup, he’ll drive in 100 runs — period.
I think you guys and gals are going to like Julio Lugo. He is an energetic guy who seems like he will thrive from the energy of Boston.
The Matsuzaka stuff is hilarious to watch. Any time he does anything — such as plays catch in the outfield or participates in PFP (pitchers’ fielding practice), the Japanese media swarms after him. This must have been what it was like for the Beatles in 1968 or Michael and the Jordanaires in 1993. Crazy stuff. I just want to see the guy pitch.
More later, just wanted to apologize for my recent absence. I’ll be posting more frequently in the coming days and weeks. So glad that baseball is back.