Cactus League Game Thread, 3/14/2010
Scenic Tucson! I remember the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum being pretty neat when I was nine. It may still be neat now. Those crazy javelinas…
Anyway, Tucson is not much of a place to go for baseball these days. The Sidewinders moved out to Reno and became the Aces, and now the Golden League-affiliated Tucson Toros are at Hi Corbett when the Rockies aren’t using it for their purposes. The White Sox moved to Glendale with the Dodgers last spring, and the Reds and Indians opted for Goodyear when they moved their facilities west. It’s getting lonely down there.
Other news bits kicking around:
* Kirby Arnold: The M’s have been toying around with giving Shawn Kelley extended outings to boost his versatility in camp. Could he start? They don’t know. They haven’t officially talked to him about it and he hasn’t done it since college. That’s at least one square on your spring training bingo card.
* Larry LaRue: Dan Wilson takes time out to work with M’s minor league catchers. No suggestions that they perhaps take up hockey.
* Jerry Brewer: Franklin Gutierrez gets playing time, respect, security, dumb nickname.
SS Josh Wilson
Even though it’s only spring training, Happy Felix Day to one and all.