Trot Nixon Is Showing His Stuff
Old friend Trot Nixon is looking for a 2008 job after his one year in Cleveland. And a few teams were interested enough to send a representative to check him out. This is from espn dot com...
"Veteran outfielder Trot Nixon, still hoping to latch on with a big-league club as a free agent, auditioned for the Arizona Diamondbacks at the team's spring training complex in Tucson on Sunday.
Nixon, 33, is a .275 hitter with 136 home runs in 11 seasons with Boston and Cleveland. After struggling to stay healthy during the end of his tenure with the Red Sox, he hit .251 with three homers in 307 at-bats for the Indians last season.
Arizona opened up Nixon's workout so other interested teams could take a look. Toronto, Seattle and the Los Angeles Dodgers all had scouts on hand to watch him."
Peter here, and I know that we all wish him well. I was hoping he would go to an American league team, so that his '08 tour of duty would include stops at Fenway Park. I just hope he finds a rightfield to call his own. We all do.
In other news on this President's Day, the press caught up with Josh Beckett down in Florida, and it came to light that Tito Francona had a talk with him after Schill went down, a talk about NOT trying to be better than last year, not trying to make every pitch even MORE perfect, with added zip and movement. As Doris Day (who?) sang in the Alfred Hitchcock (who?) movie THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (never heard of it!), Que Sera Sera (what will be will be). That means the future is determined and we don't dare try to change it. Just be the best person possible, and "what will be, will be!" I hope Josh stays within his capabilities. This is from the good old Boston Herald...
"It’s important to keep in mind that Beckett is still three months away from his 28th birthday, which is around the time that some of the truly great pitchers kicked it from high gear to highest gear. Like Sandy Koufax, Beckett had his first 20-win season when he was 27. Bob Gibson didn’t win 20 games in a season until he was 29.
Josh Beckett? Better? Again, it’s not all about the arm or the legs or even the heart. It’s the process."
Peter here. Have a great Monday. It's pouring here. Two straight heavy rainstorms in the middle of February? Odd and different. I WANT MY SNOW!! Hey, every one of you have a wonderfully great Monday, a national holiday. Click on the title of this post for the entire Josh Beckett Boston Herald article. As always, BE WELL. Be safe. Forever. I'd love to read your comments, too!