Spring is here! Well, technically...in actuality, it's been here for a while already. When it's 70 degrees outside in New England in mid-March, yeah, spring has already come.
But anyway, baseball news has slowed to a trickle these days, so let's do this bullet point style:
- There's an entertaining profile on Ben and Juliana Zobrist in today's Tampa Bay Times. The Singer and the Swinger sounds like a bad musical title, but they really are quite the couple. And I'm sure you'll all be glad to hear that Juliana is coming out with a new CD this year...and Ben will feature one of the new songs as his walk up music.
- Joe Maddon inventing words? Never! This one has a catchy ring to it: morementum.
- I forgot to offer my condolences yesterday to our USF brethren, as the Bulls got eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. What a year for USF; just when their athletics program looked shot, this year's basketball club inspired hope. With their young core, I'm already excited to see what the team can do next year to build off this success.
- Coco Crisp mentioned yesterday that if he knew going in that he was going to be the left fielder in Oakland, he would have signed with the Rays instead. Although he probably would have been a left fielder in Tampa Bay too, the Rays would have at least been a more competitive club.
- There's a Q&A with Tyler Bortnick over at Rays Digest, which I recommend checking out. Also, John is still looking for some interns for the season, so shoot him a line if you're interested in following the minor leagues.
- Joakim Soria might need Tommy John surgery; Hong-Chih Kuo was released by the Mariners; and the Mets wrangled themselves out of some debt yesterday. Other than that, slow news day.