A few closers are in the news because of their music preferences, and two others are in the news because of a job switch. Also: Tommy Lasorda’s fed up with all the cheating, and the Devil Rays might not be so Devilish any more.
Will loses a trusted technological friend and colleague, but still breaks down injuries in the Braves’ infield. He also has updates on Eric Gagne, Coco Crisp, Chris Carpenter, Barry Bonds and more.
Keith sees what he can learn from a database of pitch data, wondering if plate appearances today require more pitches than they did in “the good old days.”
It’s as much a rite of spring as the game itself: overreacting to the events of the first week of play.