Welcome (me) back
Yes, I’m welcoming myself back to the blog. It is my blog, right? Seriously, I had a great respite in Boston for a week. I even ruined my cellphone going skiing in the rain. I’m really hoping I can retrieve my phone numbers because there were some very important digits in there.
At any rate, you can scratch Dan Kolb from the pitchers trying to make the bullpen. Kolb was informed today that he’ll be re-assigned to Minor League camp.
Position players Joe Thurston and Keith Ginter were informed that they won’t make the team, but Terry Francona has invited them to stay in big league camp until the Red Sox leave for Japan.
Big game at Hammond Stadium today: It’s Game 5, winner take-all for the Mayor’s Cup.
The Sox are facing Liriano, but they’re throwing out a pretty good lineup.
I’m curious to see how Buchholz pitches today. This is a pivotal start for him in his quest to be the fifth starter, particularly with Colon taking the ball tomorrow.
P.S. — Thanks for all of your great nominations for the HBO series. Hopefully HBO will read the blog and go after some of those guys.