Yesterday we got our first mild scare of the spring when Jeremy Hellickson felt tightness in his hamstring. He still threw his scheduled bullpen session so it sounds like a non-issue.
But the real story in that piece by Marc Topkin is the picture at right, which comes from a video embedded along with the column. That is Evan Longoria and his glorious hair. It is so mesmerizing that we have no idea what Dirtbag actually says during the Q&A session.
We thought it looked like something out of “Grease 2.” Somebody else suggested Brian Setzer signing “Stray Cat Strut.” But we think we can all agree that I really need some baseball games to write about.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Marc Topkin reports that JP Howell has changed his delivery and says utility man Joe Inglett, who played for the Brewers last year is a possibility to be added to the spring roster. [TampaBay.com]
- Roger Mooney says Jake McGee will be used as a relief pitcher, but that he is not necessarily a candidate to close. Also, Joe Maddon is leaning towards batting Evan Longoria 3rd and Manny Ramirez 4th. [TBO.com]
- The Rays have seven pitchers in camp that are at least 6’5″. [TampaBay.com]
- Manny Ramirez has a 15-year old son that is apparently bigger than Manny. Seth Livingstone spoke with Manny about his son. [USA Today]
- Noah Pransky feels Stuart Sternberg is just waiting before getting aggressive on the stadium issue again. [Shadow of the Stadium]
- Dave Wills signed a 3-year extension to remain in the Rays’ radio booth through 2014. His partner, Andy Freed, is signed through 2013. [TampaBay.com]
- Rays Colored Glasses takes a look at Desmond Jennings and whether he can make the opening day roster. [Rays Colored Glasses]
- It looks like Albert Pujols will be the biggest first baseman free agent on the market next winter. But with a strong summer, Carlos Pena could be some team’s consolation prize. [ESPN Chicago]
- Mike Cameron helped recruit Carl Crawford to the Boston Red Sox. [NESN]
- Claw Digest has the Stone Crabs’ spring schedule. [Claw Digest]