Just wanted to let you know I’ll be taking the next couple of games off. It’s been a pretty good grind since the start of Spring Training, so as a good friend of mine likes to say, I’m going to get the old battery recharged.
Speaking of battery, nice to see the 2003-04 MIrabelli — the guy with the sometimes dangerous bat — re-emerge at Fenway last night. Great game all around. I love the way Tito is handling Papelbon. He is throwing conventional wisdom to the wind and actually trying to win games rather than do things the cookie-cutter way. Where this team would be right now had not Papelbon moved back to closer?
Weather permitting, I should be back at the Fens for Marathon Monday, and then Toronto after that.
And a belated congratulations to my good friend Rob Bradford of the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune for getting hired to write baseball for the Herald. Rob is one of the great writers an humans in the Fenway Park press box. Good for Rob. I’m hoping the Herald keeps his blog, which you see under my links. I think it’s one of the most informative reads around.
On that note, you guys and gals will probably keep a closer eye on the games than me the next couple of days, so don’t hesitate to fill the comments section by keeping me in the loop on what I miss.