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  • April 4th, 2008

    April 4, 2008:
    How many off days can we fit into a week?

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:55 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Holy Buckets! Not even counting the BILLION (ok it was only 6–but it felt like a billion) off days between Japan and Oakland, the Sox were off last night, and will be again on Monday….I know, I know, after Monday they play 20 games in a row, but for RSN, who has yet to actually SEE a game in a time zone where were not supposed to be sleeping, or at work, its a big deal…

    Bartolo Colon fared very well in his season opener for Pawtucket last night throwing 74 pitches (45 for strikes), of 1 hit ball and going 5 innings…From Bartolo: “I know I’ll be pitching again in five days…”I’m not sure if it will be here or with the big club. It’s their decision…Whatever management wants me to do, I’ll be more than happy to accommodate them. But my arm feels good. I feel healthy.” He also walked 1 and struck out 5, facing only 16 batters–1 more than the minimum for 5 innings of work…

    Some good stuff will be on This Week in Baseball, which starts its 31st season on Saturday at 3:00pm. Highlights include: Curt Schilling, Tim Wakefield, Mike Timlin and Bryan Corey taking a helicopter to the Camp Zama Army Base, The Red Sox and A’s visit to the US Embassy, and their meeting with US Ambassador Thomas Schieffer, as well as footage of the games in Japan…

    And I thought the Sox were getting younger–apparently not. According to Major League Baseball, the Red Sox have the oldest team with and average age of 31.33 (the League Average is 29.46) The Marlins are the youngest team with 27.78 (Management probably thinks the young ‘uns won’t notice their abysmal payroll…) The oldest player in baseball is the Phillies Jamie Moyer (45), the youngest is the Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton (20)

    Tonight: Wake gets his 1st start of the year, against the Blue Jays–1st pitch 7:15pm–and he usually does very well at the Rogers Center–with the dome closed, the knuckler dances more–his stats there in the last 3 year are 4-2 with a 3.58 ERA, including a 1 run and a scoreless outing against them last year…and the best part of all? He is HEALTHY: “I feel good mechanically…The ball is coming out of my hand clean and I’m looking forward to getting the season started.”

    One Response to “April 4, 2008:
    How many off days can we fit into a week?”

    1. Ted D says:

      Prediction: Bartolo will be in the starting rotation by the first of May, and Buchholz will be in Pawtucket.

      If the boys can go .500 for April, it’ll all work out. Bud Selig can go pound sand for this Japan trip. I know they want to raise the awareness of the game, but send 2 teams without a prayer of winning their division next time.

      Beckett tomorrow, then thankfully it’s back to Fenway.

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