Let the games begin

DSC02502.jpgSo the circus (pictured above) is in Dunedin this afternoon. Overall, I’ve got to say that the fans here at Dunedin Stadium went pretty easy on A-Rod. Then again, it was mostly Yankees fans in attendance for BP and they were showing the love. We’ll see if the elderly crowd here is a little less forgiving during his first trip to the plate.

There was one well-educated heckler who yelled out, “Where’s Yuri?” Well played, sir.

Some pregame housekeeping:

Today’s lineups:

New York at Toronto, 1:05 p.m. ET
at Dunedin Stadium

YANKEES
Brett Gardner, CF
Derek Jeter, SS
Robinson Cano, 2B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Nick Swisher, RF
Shelley Duncan, DH
Juan Miranda, 1B
Todd Linden, LF
Kevin Cash, C

PITCHING: RHP Brett Tomko

BLUE JAYS
Joe Inglett, 3B
Aaron Hill, 2B
Alex Rios, RF
Kevin Millar, 1B
Adam Lind, DH
Rod Barajas, C
Travis Snider, LF
Buck Coats, CF
John McDonald, SS

PITCHING: LHP Brett Cecil

Players making the trip to Clearwater for tomorrow’s game against the Phillies include: Adam Loewen, Travis Snider, J.P. Arencibia, Michael Barrett, Brian Jeroloman, Jose Bautista, David Cooper, Scott Campbell, Joe Inglett, Marco Scutaro, among others. Pitching: Scott Richmond, Ken Takahashi.

Follow me on twitter for live updates throughout the game.

~JB

 

6 Comments

Thanks for that link Idigo, very nice read.
I too miss him as a Jay. Here’s hoping the Mets win a championship with him.

**Indigo

Indigo-thanks for the artilce. I for one think the 2003 MVP award should be stripped from A-Rod and awarded to Delgado.

Nice first outing from Cecil, not surprising he gave up a home run to the first batter, I’m surprised he didn’t puke. lol Four K’s in two innings against the Yanks is a fine achievement.

Washington Nationals General Manager Jim Bowden said Monday that he has done nothing wrong. The federal investigators looking into Bowden still aren’t so sure, a source familiar with the investigation said.
The Nationals, meantime, are waiting to find out, and want to learn more about Bowden’s possible involvement in a growing baseball-wide scandal before they determine whether he retains his job.
But behind the scenes, according to sources, some within the team’s ownership group — which includes Theodore N. Lerner, the team’s managing principal owner, seven principal owners and nine founding partners — are eager to cut ties with the general manager they inherited almost three years ago, and see the investigation as a way of facilitating Bowden’s exit.
The Nationals, one source said, are encouraging the investigation to return an answer on Bowden so the parties can “go on their merry way.”
Washington Post

“A growing baseball-wide scandal.” Is it just me or are others starting to feel this might unravel into something not very nice.

the investigation on bowden is about him possibly taking signing bonus money from latin american born players.. hmm interesting i’m anxious to see how this pans out.

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