Greetings from Fenway Park
Just checking in here from high above Fenway Park in Boston, a city where it can be more challenging than you’d think to find working wireless internet. Either way, the monsoons have stopped here in New England and we’re being treated to a gorgeous afternoon – not too hot, not too cool, just right for Joba Chamberlain vs. Josh Beckett.
Remember when Hank Steinbrenner spoke optimistically about Joba and called him “our Beckett?” Here’s a chance to see where he’s at on that topic. The Hood Milk blimp is circling the Fens four hours before game time and all seems right with the world.
Ian Kennedy threw 6 2/3 hitless innings at Triple-A and, with those numbers, made a pretty good pitch for the rotation. Did Kennedy have a feeling he was going to make the lineup look stupid or did he just have his ‘A’ stuff? If he can start to approximate the prospect the Yankees hoped he’d be, there’s one way to help out the rotation. The scuttlebutt has the Bombers discussing Barry Bonds behind closed doors on Thursday in Tampa, but no one knows how quickly that might have been shot down.