Here in the land of the Baltimore Birds with news that Daisuke Matsuzaka is going on the DL with a mild rotator cuff strain. It’s really not a surprise at all. The Sox are very conservative when it comes to pitchers and are actually of the belief that all of them can benefit from about two weeks off during the season.
Jeff Bailey is here from Pawtucket, and will come off the bench until Tuesday, when Justin Masterson will be activated to take Dice-K’s spot in the rotation.
Oh, it’s Manny Ramirez’s 36th birthday. What better way to celebrate it than with home run No. 500? He can even hug his pal Millar as he rounds first. Per usual, Manny was in a great mood before the game today. “Don’t worry about it” is his new catch phrase. He won’t stop saying it. When Jim Palmer walked through the clubhouse, Manny shouted to him, “I’ll see you in Cooperstown.”
In more mundane news, J.D. Drew has the night off because of Vertigo. He’s getting the head spins. By the way, Vertigo is one of my favorite U2 songs ever. Just thought I’d share that.
Celtics predictions tonight? I don’t feel strongly about this one either way. Let me know what all of you think.