Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Nothing earth shattering at the press conference
Today's game against the Baltimore Orioles is just starting and it almost looks like Opening Day. David Wells is on the mound and our line-up is pretty much what you're going to see on Opening Day against the Yankees. Baltimore is also throwing most of their starters out there. The game is being televised today.
Speaking of Baltimore, Eric Dubose, a pitcher competing for their fifth spot in the rotation, was pulled over for drunk driving a couple nights ago. When the police officer asked Dubose, whose blood-alcohol level was .113, to say the alphabet backwards his response was "I'm from Alabama, and they have a different alphabet." Needless to say Dubose spent the night in jail.
Aaron Gleeman over at the Hardball times has 3 out of his 5 part series of the top 50 prospects done. Sox shortstop Hanley Ramirez ranks 26th on his list. Gleeman hasn't posted the top 20 yet, but I think we can safely assume that Ramirez is our only prospect on the top fifty. Ramirez did look good this spring and from what I've heard he'll be starting the season in AA Portland. I'm looking forward to his call-up to Pawtucket so I can watch him play once in a while.