Welcome to Turner Field, where it’s unseasonably comfortable (temp in low 80s, low humidity) and news organizations from around the world have sent reporters to watch the surging Braves take on the worst lineup in baseball, that of the injury-depleted Mets, in a nationally televised game on Fox.
Actually, news organizations haven’t sent reporters here for that specific purpose.
But it is a cosmopolitan crowd in the pressbox, what with the usual Japanese contingent that covers Kenshin Kawakami’s starts, plus a nice reporter from Holland — she told me she actually lives in the Red Light District, “but there are no whorehouses on my street” — here to do a 12-page story on Jair Jurrjens and the future of baseball in her country. (By the way, Jurrjens is scheduled to face Tim Lincecum next Wednesday at Turner Field.)
She seemed pleasantly surprised at how honest and engaging Jair was in interviews. I told her he’s been