Graff Waives Goodbye. Foulkie's number? 13 again.
Tony Graffanino has been placed on waivers, ending his short but sweet stay with the Red Sox. We wish you well Tony. You'll be playing second base somewhere in the big leagues real soon.
And the number 13 strikes again for our 2006 closer Keith Foulke. He has left no doubt that he is back where he belongs, pitching an inning in relief yesterday, a clean and breezy quick inning. The kind we love to see in the ninth inning when we have a lead. Welcome back. Maybe 3 or 4 added MPH on the fastball, and all will be rosy.
And this spring of 2006 seems to have a trend, a trend that has to be reversed starting soon, real soon. It's kind of like this. We'll score 3 runs, but the staff will give up 5. I know the result of these games is meaningless. But the club should get used to winning, because in 8 days, everything changes and the season starts. 8 days. Wow!
One other quick item. Little Manny also pitched yesterday, finishing the game with a 2 inning stint, and looking great doing it. And Bronson was up to his old spring tricks, giving up another early crooked number in the lighter-hitting National League.
Oh, and George Mason vs. UCONN at 2:40 eastern today on CBSHD. UCONN is good enough to win by 15 or more, but somehow, someway, at least this year, things stay closer. If they ever put everything together, and they have come close at times, they can beat anybody, and by double figures to boot. UCONN by 12 today, I hope.