Nine hours from Tokyo
Believe it or not, that’s all it takes to get from Tokyo to Los Angeles by plane. Alas, the Boston Red Sox are here at Chavez Ravine, A K A Dodger Stadium, and so am I.
This stadium is spectacular. It’s my second time here — first since 2002. I highly recommend the experience to anyone who hasn’t been here. This place still looks brand new. And it’s impeccably clean. Just a great, great facility.
The press box, fittingly, is named after the great Vin Scully.
In baseball news, Mike TImlin (lacerated right ring finger) is going on the DL, retroactive to March 20. He’ll be eligible to be activated for the Toronto series next weekend. That puts the roster at an even 25.
The person who had the most painful Japan injury? That would be pitching coach John Farrell.
In the eloquent words of PR guru John Blake, "A piece of jaw bone became explosed underneath [Farrell]s tongue.He was eating a cracker, and it got caught in the gum." I lost interest in the story after that. It was just too gross to think about. At any rate, John was in a lot of pain in Japan but he got operated on yesterday and reported to work today.
Colon is chucking tonight.
Ciao for now,