*Before I begin I must admit to having participated in illegal activities while listening to Peter Tosh during my mind-altering high school years. I wear this asterisk with shame.
This is part 2 of my 434-part series which attempts to give you a view into what Yanks and Sox bloggers and fans and experts are thinking about right now. Here goes:
- Evan Brunell’s two-part series "How Do We Stop Injuries to Young Pitchers" (Part I, Part II) at Firebrand of the American League is a must-read for anyone interested in the subject. It’s especially pertinent to fans of both teams considering the Bombers might actually begin relying on their younger arms and the Sox have Lester, Hansen and Papelbon on the way.
- Speaking of young pitchers: Chien-Ming Wang got hit by a line-drive in his last spring training start. Peter Abraham, Yankees beat writer for The Journal News, has been keeping us informed on this and other day-to-day goings-on at The Lohud Yankees Blog.
- Beth at Cursed to First is happy to know that Rudy Seanez is an ultimate fighter during the off-season. The revelation came out in a Herald article documenting why Josh Beckett is soon to become my least favorite Sock player after Schilling retires. I wonder if he’ll call out Manny for admiring any of his fly-ball outs.
- Larry Mahnken at Replacement Level Yankees Weblog lists things he believes about the Yankees at this moment: "I believe that the Yankees will win the American League East. Again." Smart man.
- On a personal note, this past Saturday I spent 7 hours locked in a conference room participating in my annual 9×9 fantasy baseball auction draft. My team features no Red Sox, and two Yankees: Jorge Posada and Kyle Farnsworth. I might post about this in the future, give you updates and advice about how to win your fantasy league without drafting a single Sock. It’s easier than you think.