A Big Fat Goose Egg
The title refers to the outside temperature as I strike these keys. Zero...nothing...five minus five....0...anything you call it, or write it, it's COLD!!! So I thought I'd bring you a little baseball news, Caribbean Tournament style.....this is from today's Herald, and concerns a guy who will be pitching for the Boston Red Sox soon.......the entire article is linked when you click on this post's title.
"Julian Tavarez pitched three-hit ball into the sixth inning and the unbeaten Dominican Republic eliminated defending champion Venezuela from title contention in the Caribbean Series with a 7-1 win Monday.
Tavarez, a reliever and occasional starter for the Boston Red Sox [team stats], tossed four perfect innings before giving up a leadoff single in the fifth......"
Tavarez was all over the map last year, bruised and battered for much of the season. But when the club was in dire need of starters, he found something. Who knows what? Maybe he is better off starting than coming in from the bullpen, for he had some strong starts in September. This year is a different story, however. The club has six strong candidates for the starting rotation. I am of course including Jon Lester in the mix. Jon is already working hard to build up his strength and is near 210 pounds on his way to his goal of 215. So Tavarez will be a member of the role-less (for now) bullpen, still an entity to be formed and molded into a cohesive powerful unit. But I thought you'd enjoy the Caribbean Tournament news while imagining the warm and gentle trade winds that gently caress the lucky ones who are down in that wonderful part of the world, beautiful islands surrounded by light green coral-filled water. 86 degree water, with visibility of 50 feet or so, teeming with ocean life and sunlight reflecting from every gentle wave. Sounds nice, doesn't it. Reality strikes as I shift my gaze a foot or so to my indoor/outdoor themometer perched just to the right of my computer. 3.6 degrees F. Oh well. It was a nice daydream. For all of us.
Spring training approaches, and I'm sure if we could, we'd follow Kaylee's suggestion and just HIDE until the start of baseball spring training style. And NESN will be televising a nice portion of the pre-season schedule.
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Gotta go! I'll be back when (not if) I find something else that will suit your fancy baseball-wise. Take care, my readers, my friends. Forever, as the title says.