The day in tidbits
PI: Guardado to Boston discussions “preliminary”. Boone may head to the Padres, Twins, Nationals, but no sources.
Times: Ichiro may compete in the home run derby (which this year has been made even lamer by forcing it into a nationalistic competition).
The PI has this fine Doyle quote on his return to the majors after three years:
“Same game,” he said. “Ninety feet to first. Keep it simple.”
Snelling was also named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star game, though like injured King Felix, he’s not going to show.
From the Seattle Times, this made me think of Miller’s Crossing:
Instead of meeting with the inconsistent Gil Meche yesterday, manager Mike Hargrove let pitching coach Bryan Price handle the discussion. Both Hargrove and Price laughed when it was noted that Price and Meche went to sit into the stands for the talk and Price came back alone.