Sunday, August 28, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
further tests determined that Andrew Benintendi suffered a knee sprain—but no apparent ligament or structural damage. This mean that his return before the end of the year is likely. This is probably the best possible scenario to come out the scary incident the other night.
an uncharacteristically rosy view of this year's team. Basically, we predicted they'd nab the 'Second Wild Card'. Specifically, here's how we put it: "In spite of all these concerns, we project an 86-88 win campaign—which should (just barely) squeak them into the second AL Wild Card spot. The Blue Jays' sick line-up should propel them to another AL East crown, so it's slim pickings for the rest of the division. Boston should be at least a smidgen better than Tampa, Baltimore and The Evil Ones—so we've got a shot at the post-season. Don't expect a juggernaut, or a repeat of the 2013 Miracle. Be content with a talented, competitive and (mostly) young team. Hey, it beats last place." Not a bad prognostication for a bunch of amateurs!
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Andrew Benintendi heard just that regarding the MRI on his left knee. Anything other than "It's fine, kid, go out there and play" has got to be a little scary for the 22-year old LF. On Friday, he will have more tests done in Boston. As Manager John Farrell put it, "Our doctors want to get him back to a full exam with Dr. Asnis. Hopefully, when I [next] speak to you all there will be a little more information on this." For his part, Benintendi remained positive, "The more I walk on it, the better it feels." Stay tuned for an update on Friday afternoon before the start of tonight's game.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
a refreshingly honest 'help-wanted ad' on the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America website. One excerpt states, "Candidates should possess quick reflexes and major-market-caliber announcing skills, be thick-skinned and coachable. You’ll be replacing an iconic, 19-year predecessor in America’s most captivated sports media market, so be prepared for a high level of scrutiny. This is not an entry-level position, and only the best should apply." No kidding! Rumors of tension between and among the three hosts have flourished for some time, so it's probably in everybody's best interest that a new formula take hold. It will be interesting to see if the traditionally high ratings for WEEI in this time slot are maintained with the new host.
the team will be re-naming U.S. Cellular Field as Guaranteed Rate Field. Oh, that's a big improvement, Jerry! Going from a cut-rate wireless company to a mortgage broker. Nice upgrade! Of course, if Reinsdorf weren't so cash-strapped, he could have kept the original name of the park—New Comiskey Park (or Co-minsky as President Obama likes to call it). Anyway, be thankful for small things.