Thursday, March 01, 2007

Spring Squeeze

So I'm going to expose myself as a true loser here, but one quick question:

Am I the only one who was getting angry that Tom Glavine was getting squeezed by the home plate umpire during the first inning of the second spring training game of the season?

Glavine did look good today in the Mets 4-3 win over the Cardinals (in what Bud Selig should have deemed "Game 8" for the good of the sport), throwing two sharp innings, getting Albert Pujols on a weak tapper in the process. No word on whether Pujols is still not impressed with Tom Glavine.

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Speaking of looking good, you know who didn't today? That's right, Steve Trachsel! Trachsel gave up three runs for the Orioles on four hits in one inning of work against the Florida Marlins. No truth to the rumor that Hanley Ramirez, Dan Uggla, and Miguel Cabrera all winked at Trachsel before facing him.

1 comment:

Unser said...

Anybody catch Ed Coleman last night around 5:30ish on WFAN? He thinks that Julio Franco should not make the team this year, since he can't swing the bat anymore and can't field. The best bench, according to EC, would include Castro, Chavez, Easley, Newhan and Johnson. If Franco makes the team (which he no doubt will), Johnson will be sent down, leaving the Mets with only one real option (Chavez) to start if Alou or Green get injured or are not producing.

Sentiments we all agree with re: Franco, but I was surprised to hear this from Coleman.