Brothers will be Brothers...

Well, it didn't take Jered Weaver to do his best impersonation of his big brother Jeff. Apparently, he was cited for public drunkeness in Long Beach on February 9th.

Here is the story in the LA Times.

World Baseball Classic News

This story in the Times talks about the circumstances surrounding three important cogs in the Halos rotation and their status regarding the WBC.

Colon seems in at all cost - even though he has yet to throw a legit fastball, Escobar is in, but only if he will be used as a starter and Santana was concerned that Scioscia and Black were trying to get him to bow out of the tournament, which is not allowed. Apparently Santana was informed about the importance of this spring training for him and he took that to mean that he should be wary of committing to the Dominican for the WBC. Anyway, interesting read.

Music to my ears...

Sort of...

The LA Times mentioned that Mike Scioscia plans to only carry two catchers this year.

Jeff Mathis and Jose Molina.

Good news for all of us that lamented the roster spot taken up by Josh Paul over the last two years.

HERE is a link to the article that also says:

-- F-Rod is having visa problems and won't be in camp until Thursday at the earliest.

-- Dallas McPherson is fighting for at-bats and taking grounders at 1st base as a way to increase his versatility.

If Scioscia doesn't get D-Mac 350 AB's this year he has failed. Here's to hoping that Erstad blows out his hammy BIG TIME in March and we can go into April with Figgy in CF and D-Mac at 3rd base. That is the best offensive line-up the Angels can muster and with an improved A's team the Angels will need all the runs they can get.


Well - I'm back, sort of...

With the return of pitchers and catchers to my daily life, I will again ease back into this blog. When I last left you Stoneman was courting Paul Konerko, so it has been a while. However, with triplets, Christmas, a full load of teaching intensive Music courses, composing music for a play, promoting concerts and performing regularly I just can't get here as much as I'd like to. However, with many great bloggers out there, I am sure that I am not missed too much.

Anyway, gotta go give a lecture on 1960's jazz, so I'll take another 3 month hiatus now - see you in June.

Just kidding...