Random thoughts on slow day
Did you hear that Tim Wakefield is going to throw more curveballs this season? That’s probably a good idea. I think it will throw hitters more off-balanced than an 80-MPH fastball.
Jonathan Papelbon was real interesting today, talking about how even his teammates and coaches seem to miss the fact that he’s closing. Pap says that starting is all that he’s thinking about, but I’m not so sure. I think he might be having at least some slight withdrawals. Let’s face it, this Papelbon closing thing is not going to go away until somebody not only becomes the closer, but does a good job at it.
Curt Schilling has now joined the blogging community. Check out his work at http://www.38pitches.com. Also, check out some of the links I’ve added under "Ian’s links". I think Schilling is a really good writer. I just have two thoughts. The first being that I hope he doesn’t steal my job some day and the second that I hope he doesn’t get Carpal Tunnel Syndrome the day before a huge start.
I think we’re starting to hit the dog days of Spring Training. It’s fun being here, but the actual game action is starting to seem less interesting. It doesn’t help that 24 of the 25 players on this roster have already won jobs. Oh well, just three more days before Matsuzaka-mania hits Fort Myers again during that start against the Orioles. Do you think old friend MIllar can hit the gyro pitch?
On that note … C ya.