Farewell to Braves’ WBC boys

  Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – Good Sunday morning from Dark Star, on the last day that Chipper Jones, Brian McCann and two other World Baseball Classic participants will spend with the Braves for a while.

 Just got back from the Phillies clubhouse, where I spoke with a guy that looked a lot like the muscular Marcus Giles who was one of the majors’ best-hitting second baseman for a few years earlier this decade.

 Oh, wait: It was Marcus Giles. He’s a non-roster invitee in Phillies camp, and he’s in the lineup today. Dude is ripped, folks. And says he’s got his motivation back, wants to play another 8-10 years.

 Quite a change from a year ago, when he got released by Colorado in spring training, signed a minor-league deal with the Dodgers, and literally turned around on the drive to report to Triple-A Las Vegas. Went home to San Diego.

 By August, he said he was pining to return to the game, missed the camaraderie of the clubhouse and all. He said being away from the game a year made him appreciate it more, and now he’s pumped (literally and figuratively) and eager to try to get back to the majors with the Phillies.

 He’s back up to 182-185 pounds, after going to spring training a year ago at 170. Remember, he’s about 5-7. So far this spring he’s 0-for-5 with two strikeouts and a walk. I’m told he’s got a shot to make the team, particularly if Chase Utley (hip surgery) or Pedro Feliz (back) isn’t healthy when the season begins. Phillies need a right-handed bat off the bench.

 – Aussie watch: Let’s hope we get this game in today, since Peter Moylan is scheduled to pitch. It would be his first game appearance since May 8 Tommy John elbow surgery. He’s ahead of schedule in his recovery, and there’s a chance he could open the season with the Braves, 11 months into a recovery that typically requires 12 months. It frequently takes a little longer, rarely a month less.

  His Aussie pal Phil Stockman is also scheduled to make his first spring appearance today.

 – Anyway, about the WBC: Chipper and Mac will report to Clearwater later today with other members of the U.S. team, and Gregor Blanco (Venezuela) and Jorge Campillo (Mexico) will join their respective countries’ WBC teams.

 Don’t know if we’ll get this game in against the Phillies today, because there’s a front over Orlando and the tarp’s on the field, light rain beginning to fall. The Braves are stretching and hitting in the covered batting cages.

  The other WBC-playing Brave, Javier Vazquez, is scheduled to stick around one more day and pitch in a three-inning simulated game Monday against Braves hitters, before heading out to join the Puerto Rican WBC team.

  There’s at least a pretty good chance for any of the WBC teams that Braves are playing on to advance past the first round, and obviously a strong chance the U.S. team could go much deeper, perhaps even to the championship game March 24.

 If that happens, Jones and McCann would be away from Braves camp for 3-1/2 weeks. McCann doesn’t think it’ll be a problem for him, despite the presence of three new Braves starting pitchers he hasn’t gotten to work with much.

 Bobby Cox said that while he’d prefer to have McCann in camp working with the pitchers, he also fully understands the desire for players to represent their countries (or in Vazquez’s case, his territory) in the international tourney.

  As McCann said, he views this as the Olympics of baseball (many other players do, too, particularly now that there is no baseball in the Olympics).

  He said his communication with Japanese pitcher Kenshin Kawakami has been fine so far. Of course, they haven’t had to have any mound discussions to make in-game adjustments, as Kawakami’s only made one start that lasted two innings.

  McCann should have enough time to get at least a couple of starts with Kawakami after he rejoins Braves camp. Here’s another thought: Could Dave Ross be assigned to catch Kawakami? He’d probably have more time to learn some Japanese than McCann.

 Bobby hasn’t given any indication of whether he’ll assign Ross to one pitcher, as he’s done some years in the past with his backup catcher.

 By the way, it’s pretty obvious to anyone down here who’s watched Ross that signing him to a two-year contract this offseason was a sound move. Just watching him in drills, you can see he’s got a great arm and strong defensive skills, plus some power (he’s already hit one homer this spring).

  – Speaking of Braves catchers, former Atlanta slugger Javy Lopez was in the clubhouse this morning. No, he’s not mounting another comeback. He’s got a startup bat company, Bones Bats, that’s MLB-approved for 2009.

 – Jair Jurrjens is also scheduled  to pitch in that simulated game at 11 a.m. Monday at Champion Stadium (but Jurrjens isn’t going anywhere afterward; he’s not playing for the Netherlands in the WBC).

 Prospects Jason Heyward, Jordan Schafer, Freddie Freeman and Brandon Hicks are among the eight scheduled to hit against both pitchers (minor leaguers will be in the field).

  – Questions answered: For those who’ve asked about the TV and radio schedules, ticket prices and such at Disney’s Wide World of Sports, etc., you should check out this guide that our AJC people put together online. Got a lot of good info in it.

   Brutal times in our industry: The newspaper biz has been hit about as hard as any recently, and the bad economy only exacerbated our problems. A lot. Check out this video about the end of the Rocky Mountain News, a 147-year-old paper that ceased publishing after putting out Friday’s paper.

  – If that was too depressing, check out my man Wayne “The Train” Hancock singing his song Tulsa live in Houston, in this video that someone shot from the crowd.

  – One other music note: Bought the new M. Ward CD, Hold Tim, last night in Clearwater and listened to it on the drive home. Outstanding. His sixth solo album, and it might just be his best.

  It’s definitely his most accessible, to borrow a music-critic term. But most-accessible isn’t always a good thing, as you all who love a particular band or artist know, when he or she puts out something that sounds like a blatant attempt to get more airplay and exposure, at the expense of craft.

  That’s not the case with this one. It’s got a richer sound, more layers and instrumentation than his usual rather sparse Americana sound. But it’s still unmistakeably an M. Ward record, with rich lyrics and a rootsy, bluesy/country feel, but with a little more rockin’ sound on a few tunes.

  The duet with Lucinda Williams, a cover of Oh Lonesome Me, is achingly beautiful, but the first few songs, where Ward and band cut loose a bit, are the ones that really grab you.

 –  I got to the ballpark today and the amiable Alan Butts, Braves baseball systems operator, stepped out of the batting cage and greeted me with a handshake. I said, “Good Sunday, nice and easy,” and he said, “You gonna use that on your blog, ‘easy like Sunday morning?’”

  It ain’t “Sunday Morning, Coming Down,” but it’ll do just fine. (Those of you who call me a music snob — whaddya got to say now?)

 

“EASY” by Lionel Richie

Know it sounds funny

But I just can’t stand the pain

Girl I’m leaving you tomorrow

Seems to me girl

You know I’ve done all I can

You see I begged, stole

And I borrowed

Yeah!

 

Ooh, that’s why I’m easy

I’m easy like Sunday morning

That’s why I’m easy

I’m easy like Sunday morning

 

Why in the world

Would anybody put chains on me?

I’ve paid my dues to make it

Everbody wants me to be

What they want me to be

I’m not happy when I try to fake it!

No!

 

Ooh, that’s why I’m easy

I’m easy like Sunday morning

That’s why I’m easy

I’m easy like Sunday morning

 

I wanna be high, so high

I wanna be free to know

The things I do are right

I wanna be free

Just me, babe!

 

That’s why I’m easy

I’m easy like Sunday morning

That’s why I’m easy

I’m easy like Sunday morning

Because I’m easy

Easy like Sunday morning

Because I’m easy

Easy like Sunday morning 

978 comments Add your comment

PTBNL

March 1st, 2009
11:57 am

Hate that they have to go. But maybe it will be worth it to them.

PTBNL

March 1st, 2009
12:10 pm

It as actually snowing here in South GA. Weird! Of course it is just specks, but still unusual.

Maddux

March 1st, 2009
12:13 pm

Pretty big snow flakes here in the North Druid Hills area. Bring me some baseball!!!

Runnin

March 1st, 2009
12:14 pm

I’m worried that Brian isn’t going to get enough ABs before the season starts.

18 Wheels of Love

March 1st, 2009
12:23 pm

There is a great cover of ‘Easy’ out there by Faith No More…yes, Faith No More. I definitely recommend it.

Good stuff DOB. Hope they get the game in.

Eric from MO

March 1st, 2009
12:24 pm

Runnin he is going to be getting plenty ABs in the WBC. Besides he is a veteran and he knows how to prepare. Hell, his dad is a hitting coach, he prepares all offseason. I can understand being worried he wont work enough with the new pitchers but I wouldnt worry about him being ready to hit when the seasons begins.

ncgary

March 1st, 2009
12:24 pm

anyone else smell a trade brewing?

Andy K.

March 1st, 2009
12:24 pm

Hopefully we get this one in…wanna get me some baseball today…

PTBNL

March 1st, 2009
12:28 pm

ncgary, I don’t know about smelling anything, but it seems that we have some guys that if we don’t make a trade, they may be claimed off waivers. So… I wouldn’t be surprised by a trade.

Josh from Columbus

March 1st, 2009
12:29 pm

Snowing here in Columbus DOB. We’re about an hour south of Atlanta…

joeshmole

March 1st, 2009
12:32 pm

Do you think they are gonna get the game in DOB?

tr

March 1st, 2009
12:32 pm

ncgary

Whatcha got in mind, trade-wise?

Runnin

March 1st, 2009
12:35 pm

Will Brian be the starting catcher for team USA?

Tomas

March 1st, 2009
12:35 pm

What a depressing video of the Rocky mountains newspaper. I hope those 700 billion are put to good use, and save the banks, and companies.

braves4ever

March 1st, 2009
12:40 pm

No trades, we don’t need anybody yet.
My kids have built a snowman in the back lawn,whee doggies, its about 2 inches here in NW atlanta area,and I just heard thunder.
This is gona be a Braves year, crazy weather Mar 1st,things are shifting

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
12:40 pm

Joeshmole: It does look like we’re going to start on time. Tarp’s off, sun poking through heavy clouds.

Andy K.

March 1st, 2009
12:46 pm

Chipper and B-Mac both playing today…

ease19

March 1st, 2009
12:49 pm

Snowing pretty fierce here in Woodstock…too bad the ground is already so wet :-(

spotts

March 1st, 2009
12:51 pm

I wasn’t aware that Faith No More had more than one song

cvbraves

March 1st, 2009
12:52 pm

Anybody got a lineup for todsy’s game?

18 Wheels of Love

March 1st, 2009
12:55 pm

Faith No More actually put out some great albums after that one you are referring to, The Real Thing (single What Is It?). Weird dudes but they made some good music.

Runnin

March 1st, 2009
12:56 pm

Bobby's Cox

March 1st, 2009
12:56 pm

why is Johan going back to NY for an MRI?

Isn’t Dr. Andrews in Alabama?

Andy K.

March 1st, 2009
12:56 pm

DOB, the Bravos re-signed Wes Timmons to a Minor League deal, right? It says that he played yesterday, but I can’t find his player profile anywhere on the web, except for CBS. anyways, I hope he is back. He’d be good for the younger kids in Gwinnett, plus he seemed like a good guy when I met him, and I’ve heard nothing but good things in terms of his attitude/teamwork. He’s probably the equivalent of Howie Clark to Rochester Red Wings fans. Clark used to be the captain, and is probably the biggest fan favorite up here.

spotts

March 1st, 2009
12:57 pm

If Giles’ passion faded once, why won’t it happen again? He sounds like a fat person who just ordered a Thighmaster. Eager at first, done after a month.

spotts

March 1st, 2009
1:00 pm

I thought their hit song was called “Epic”? That’s all I’ve heard by them

braves4ever

March 1st, 2009
1:00 pm

David , that was a very hard to watch video of the Rocky Mt news,its a sign of the times. But its not all economy related. I stopped paying attention to or watching the big networks or reading newspapers except the sports almost 20 years ago. The media has gotten so Liberal in its reporting its has turned off the majority of the readers & viewers in this country who supported them. Liberals don’t buy papers or watch the news much, they just don’t care thats their basic view. It will continue to erode just look at the ratings of the big 3 in viewership.
I say the AJC will hold on only from Sports, they better see that.
Lets play Ball.

Harry

March 1st, 2009
1:01 pm

DOB: don’t know if anyone’s given a Lucinda reciew from her show last night at the Tabernacle. Pretty good stuff, except the best sideman I can think of, one Doug Pettibone, was not there. Lucinda without Pettibone is like Levon Helm without Larry Campbell.

True Braves Fan

March 1st, 2009
1:01 pm

Wonder if any other major league team has their 3 outfielders and DH hitting in the 6 – 9 holes?

Michael (ex-sports editor)

March 1st, 2009
1:01 pm

We have about three inches of snow on the ground here just north of Columbus.

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
1:03 pm

Forgot the lineup again:

1. Escobar
2. K.J.
3. Chipper
4. Mac
5. Freeman, 1B
6. Francoeur
7. Norton, DH
8. Heyward, LF
9. J. Anderson

True Braves Fan

March 1st, 2009
1:03 pm

AJC has offset their decline by completely destroying their daily comics.

WestPalmDawg

March 1st, 2009
1:03 pm

Giles was a pothead, probably still is. It’s a shame to see that kind of talent go to waste. Loved how he always put his nose in the dirt, his uni never finished a game clean.

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
1:04 pm

By the way, Andruw had another 0-for yesterday.

Made him 1-for-9 with eight strikeouts, a walk and an infield hit.

Wow.

Lew

March 1st, 2009
1:04 pm

Spotts-Take my word for it-Fat people will never order thigh masters-unless Suzanne Sommers comes with it.

tr

March 1st, 2009
1:05 pm

braves4ever

Any trade talk now would likely be more about OTHER teams’ needs and getting something for our spare parts (guys without options and unlikely to make the roster) that we might lose on waivers (and get nothing in return)

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
1:07 pm

Knucksie just took the lineup card out. He’s been in uniform, meeting-and-greeting people, talking to players, etc. Same as last spring, only this year he’s actually coaching, too — coaching his nephew Lance in the art of the knuckleball.

Lance, the late Joe Niekro’s son, is over in minor league camp, which just opened. But Joe’s been here a couple weeks, because he lives in Lakeland. (Played on the same soccer team as Matt Diaz when they were in grade school, Diaz told me the other day when the Braves were at Lakeland.)

Razzle

March 1st, 2009
1:07 pm

From Wiki:
“On February 24, 2009, Faith No More announced they would be reforming with a line-up identical to the Album of the Year era. A prior statement from Mike Patton’s publicist suggests they will be touring Europe.”

hmmm

dogsbrekky

March 1st, 2009
1:07 pm

I hope al newpapers survive except the Communist Times up here in NY, they just outright make up stuff and report opinion as fact… okay

baseball – Marcus Giles – always liked the guy, I wish him well except when he plays us..

See they have Escobar leading off and Josh Anderson 9th !

Hope Freeman crushed some more balls

Mark Hampton

March 1st, 2009
1:08 pm

DOB,

If Mac did have to make a visit to the mound when Kawakami is pitching, would Kawakami’s interpreter also come to the mound? Is that permitted? Or is Mac listening to those language tapes on the bus to and from games?

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
1:08 pm

Harry:Why wasn’t Pettibone playing? I’ve seen Lucinda five or six times, never without him. (You ever hear his solo stuff? I’ve got one of his CDs, and it’s very good — Lu sings on a couple of songs)

dogsbrekky

March 1st, 2009
1:09 pm

DOB – Andruw has finally found that consistency everyone has been looking for since mid 2006

PTBNL

March 1st, 2009
1:09 pm

Isn’t Joe dead?

Andy K.

March 1st, 2009
1:09 pm

He means Joe’s son, Lance….

18 Wheels of Love

March 1st, 2009
1:10 pm

Nice find about FMN reunion

I thought it was Lance, not Joe.

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
1:11 pm

Mark Hampton: Interpretor can’t go to the mound during games. He’ll be in the dugout, though.

PHILS lineup:

1. Rollins, SS
2. Victorino, CF
3. John Mayberry Jr., LF
4. Howard, 1B
5. Geoff Jenkins, RF
6. Stairs, DH
7. M. Giles, 2B
8. Jason Donald, 3B
9. Carlos Ruiz, C

Robert

March 1st, 2009
1:12 pm

Rollins 6-3
Victorino – F8 just shy of warning track
Mayberry – base hit past diving Jones

braves4ever

March 1st, 2009
1:12 pm

tr, yes I agree in picking up young players to stock up the farm more , but thats going to be interesting too as Gwinnett is going to be a strong club for anybody AA to make, its going to be fun to go to a AAA game there.

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
1:12 pm

Reyes gave up a single to Mayberry RFD, then got Howard to roll out to 1B to end inning.

Robert

March 1st, 2009
1:13 pm

howard grounds to freeman to end inning

amanda

March 1st, 2009
1:13 pm

tr- are you the guy in Montgomery? What are the road conditions like? Would you feel safe letting your daughter drive from north east alabama to auburn? It’s nothing here really, barely a dusting and the roads look good. I would certainly drive it myself but what I would do and what I want her to do are entirely different things.

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
1:14 pm

Sorry about that. Yes, Joe’s son Lance, the former Giants 1B prospect. He was originally drafted by the Phils, by the way. But didn’t sign, went to Fla. Southern and then signed with Giants.

Robert

March 1st, 2009
1:14 pm

they hit some balls hard foul in the inning

braves4ever

March 1st, 2009
1:15 pm

DOB, Is Andy & Barney there too

Robert

March 1st, 2009
1:15 pm

Glen W

March 1st, 2009
1:15 pm

Lance, Joe’s son, right? It looks like Heyward and Freeman are getting some serious looks this spring. Where do you see them starting the season, DOB? AA?

Robert

March 1st, 2009
1:16 pm

Johnson INF hit

Harry

March 1st, 2009
1:16 pm

She made no mention of Pettibone’s absence. He’s got a new album out, so maybe he’s on tour solo. She did have some other dude who looked kinda like him and played the lap steel, but he was no Pettibone, for sure. Overall, a solid show- much better than last summer’s show at Botanical Gardens.

dogsbrekky

March 1st, 2009
1:17 pm

DOB – is McCann batting 4th indicative of what to expect this year (even factoring in Garret)

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
1:18 pm

Chipper just doubled to left, moved Kelly J. to third, two in scoring position for Mac with one out….

Robert

March 1st, 2009
1:19 pm

2B for Jones
2nd and 3rd

patrocket

March 1st, 2009
1:19 pm

DOB, what kind of dough do the guys make playing winter ball in places like Venezuela or the Dominican?

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
1:21 pm

Mac sac fly, Braves up 1-0.

Freeman flies out to fairly deep RF to end inning.

KC

March 1st, 2009
1:22 pm

Did anyone hear Leo Mazzone on 680 last week? I’ve been told that he said he believes Kawakami will win at least 12-14 games for Atlanta. Did anyone else hear that?

Lew

March 1st, 2009
1:24 pm

KC-Someone mentioned it here the other day. Didn’t go into detail, but the quote appeared on the blog-I forget who posted it.

tr

March 1st, 2009
1:24 pm

amanda

I’d wait a while – let the temperature rise – most roads are okay, but all it takes is one icy spot to end in disaster! – if she goes, make sure she’s VERY careful (no brakes, no gas – just coast) over bridges, overpasses, and low, shady curves where ice can be almost impossible to notice!

18 Wheels of Love

March 1st, 2009
1:25 pm

tr

March 1st, 2009
1:27 pm

amanda – road in front of my house LOOKS clear (and snow has melted in most places) but a car skidded off the road just a bit ago! And I’m well south of where she’d be driving!

Andy K.

March 1st, 2009
1:30 pm

It’s just so interesting to see how you guys react to a little bit of snow. After living in the south and north, I mean, by the north’s standards, the “snow” you guys are getting today is child’s play… If you think what you’re getting is crazy, spend a winter up north…it’s brutal.

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
1:31 pm

Giles reached on a fielder’s choice and stole second base on the lefty Reyes….

Place is packed today, by the way. World Series champions on a Sunday, good mix, even if rain threatening.

Jeff321

March 1st, 2009
1:31 pm

Did Giles steal that base off the pitcher? How was McCann’s throw?

Salty Dawg

March 1st, 2009
1:31 pm

The Faith No More cover wasn’t bad per se, but it wasn’t up to snuff with the Commodores version either. I’ve always been of the opinion that if you can’t improve on the original then leave it alone. Too many artists today take a classic song (or movie) and butcher it. I will agree though that FNM put out some pretty decent music in their day.

Runnin

March 1st, 2009
1:31 pm

Marcus steals 2nd on McCann. Reyes walks Donald.

Zach

March 1st, 2009
1:31 pm

I think its funny that chippers hitting doubles and its snowing sideways here in Auburn. lol

dogsbrekky

March 1st, 2009
1:32 pm

I have a few Faith No More Albums, some interesting stuff

KC

March 1st, 2009
1:32 pm

Lew, it was Grinch who told me about that, and he was quite wasted when he told me (LOL) so hearing it from a second source confirms it. That boy likes his cough syrup!! =)

Lew

March 1st, 2009
1:34 pm

AndyK-I live in central Vermont (after 35 years in Georgia and Florida. We’re due a fott tonight, but it will effect us less than the Georgians. We have a secret weapon that they don’t-Snow Tires. They make all the difference in the world.

braves4ever

March 1st, 2009
1:34 pm

Zach, yeah it is wild, my 12yr olds travel team was supposed to start their season here today, snow out.

carmatter

March 1st, 2009
1:34 pm

I’ve lived north and south, too. Couple of big differences – in the north we spent a fortune on DOT equipment, supplies, and labor to make life continue regardless of the snow. Not much sense in spending that money in the south for such rare occurrences. And in the south, we seem to have our snow on top of a layer of ice more often than not.

I do miss those big snows, though.

amanda

March 1st, 2009
1:34 pm

Thanks tr…I’m going to just have her wait until mid morning tomorrow when it will be warmer. Her first class isn’t til noon but not a big deal if she misses it. I’m sure 280 would be good it’s just getting to 280 thru all those middle of nowhere areas that concern me and she has no experience in driving in anything like that. Thanks again.

tr

March 1st, 2009
1:35 pm

Andy K – agreed, but VERY few here can handle driving in it! Snow brings out a LOT of stupid when they only see it every three or four years!

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
1:36 pm

Heyward struck out looking to end second inning.

Woogidy

March 1st, 2009
1:36 pm

Andy K, The problem is the roads here in the south are carved out of mountains and hills. There isn’t a straight, flat road in the entire state of GA. Also, there aren’t any salt trucks ready at a moments notice. After living in Chicago area for a while, I’d compare a 25 inch snow storm there to what we’re getting here in ATL today.

Andy K.

March 1st, 2009
1:37 pm

Lew-Exactly my friend…what’s a few inches among southerners? The real snow show is up north…

McFann :Ô:

March 1st, 2009
1:38 pm

It ain’t “Sunday Morning, Coming Down,”

It is here…actually, it’s Sunday afternoon and the snow is coming down! Lew, gonna have some pics coming your way…maybe tomorrow.

Sac fly for Mac? Sweet…forgot there was a game today!

McFann :Ô:

March 1st, 2009
1:38 pm

Oh VORP…Joe West and the Reaper in the same game…yuck…

amanda

March 1st, 2009
1:39 pm

Andy – yes I amuse my northern friends by getting excited every time there is a fraction of a chance of a fraction of an inch of snow here. Like I said, if it were me driving I would hit the road without batting an eye, but my baby girl? I wouldn’t take a .0000001% chance on her. :D

David O'Brien

March 1st, 2009
1:40 pm

Nice scoopy by Kotchman on throw from Escobar to nail Jimmy Rollins.

Lew

March 1st, 2009
1:40 pm

Woogidy-And Vermont is flat? The problem is not needing to be ready for bad road conditions cause it rarely happens. I saw two feet of snow in Macon close the area for four days. I’ve seen three feet in Vermont close the roads for a couple hours. Frequency and preparation. I can drive through four inches of snow with my snow tires.

keylargo

March 1st, 2009
1:41 pm

Lew

March 1st, 2009
1:41 pm

McFann-I’ve got those ST pics from FLBravesGirl for you, too.

bf bravesfan

March 1st, 2009
1:41 pm

score-inning?

Lew

March 1st, 2009
1:41 pm

McFann-AND the finished Hank portrait.

BravoMan

March 1st, 2009
1:41 pm

These Philly announcers are dbags lol

spotts

March 1st, 2009
1:42 pm

Just saw that Nats GM Jim Bowden resigned for some illegal signing practices.

….the Nats were cheating?

Robert

March 1st, 2009
1:43 pm

Jo Jo 3 scoreless

Runnin

March 1st, 2009
1:44 pm

When are we gonna get some Braves announcers on Gameday Audio?

tr

March 1st, 2009
1:44 pm

Snow in Alabama means no bread or milk in stores and wreckers out in full force!

winterville

March 1st, 2009
1:45 pm

DOB did you mean nice scoop by Freeman? Is he a good fielder?

Lew

March 1st, 2009
1:45 pm

Spotts-I believe it was from when Bowden was with the Reds. Apparently there were illegalities with signing bonuses not being paid or some such thing. I think there were White Sox officials involved, too, but I haven’t really heard details, just rumors.

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