T-Bone here to slap together a Lazy as Paul wrapping up his brother's wedding festivities. I’ve been off the Tribe radar the past couple days, and upon looking around at the headlines… great googily moogily, this will indeed be a brief Lazy.
Let's get this out of the way first. Thanks Cavs, it was a hell of a ride. Sad, shocking end, but hell of a ride.
CC returned to the Jake last night. Tribe lost.
The Dellucci Era ended Friday, and we wont throw any more dirt on his grave other than the obligatory Dump David Dellucci link. After ridding Cleveland of Casey Blake and Dellucci, I wonder who DDD will target next? As for the Looch, a little birdie told me [as of April] he was dating a Price Is Right model, so at least he’s got that going for him, which is nice.
OK, here's a little more dirt courtesy of Castro:
The Indians signed David Dellucci to a three-year, $11.5 million contract to hit right-handed pitching, right? Well, in three years, Dellucci racked up a grand total of 127 hits off right-handers. That comes out to $90,551.18 per hit off a righty.That'll buy a lot of Affliction shirts. As a result, Raffy P is back up after pitching nine scoreless innings in C-Bus.
The past few days have not been good injury-wise. Last night Vic leaves the game after fouling one off the shin. He's day-to-day. Sweet! Grady’s bum elbow has landed him on the DL (Chris Gimenez up). Awesome! Pronk’s shoulder is still bothering him and everyone's still scratching their heads. Great! In that same Pronk link, Anthony Reyes is looking at ulner nerve transportation, and 4-6 months recovery. To quote Reyes, "it sucks." Wonderful!
Mr. Pluto touches on DeRosa, LaPorta, the bullpen and the rotation… mentioning some guy named Paul Cousineau in the process (!!!).
Josh Weir at the Canton Repository and his take on “How did the Indians get here?”
Tony Lastoria offers an “Extended Spring Training 101.”
The Lake Erie Crushers open up All Pro Freight Stadium Tuesday in Avon. Ed note: I may be attending said game, and if I do at the very least I'll snag some pictures to share.
Lastly, I’d like to congratulate my brother and sister-in-law, who brought a lovely little girl into the world Friday evening, making me a first-time uncle (and the reason I was off the Tribe radar the past few days). The Bone clan is on cloud nine, congrats M-Bone!
Sure made last night's happenings in Orlando a bit easier to deal with...
Sunday, May 31, 2009