LADY AT THE BAT: Casual Friday: Greetings From Beautiful San Diego

Friday, May 22, 2009

Casual Friday: Greetings From Beautiful San Diego

The Yankees are all about the pinstripes, in every sense of the word. The rest of MLB is more casual. This is the latest post in a Friday series called Casual Friday, in which I take a quick look around the rest of Major League Baseball.

* Padres pitcher Jake Peavy will be on the mound in tonight's only intra-league game, as Interleague Play 2009 begins. Peavy had been traded to the White Sox yesterday, but he took advantage of his no-trade clause (which he has every right to do) and he's staying put. Peavy only wants to pitch in the National League, where pitching is easier. I'm sorry, but he's a wuss.

* Tony Gwynn, Jr doesn't have a no-trade clause. Therefore, he was traded yesterday, to the Padres. His father, Mr Padre, was the one who actually broke the news to him. To top off a storybook day, he scored the winning run last night. Junior's in for the same thing his father went through: Beautiful sunny days without the stress of a pennant race.

* The 2009 First Year Player Draft will begin on Sunday evening, June 9th. We all know that San Diego State's Stephen Strasburg (coached by Mr Padre) will be the number 1 overall pick. But did you know that his agent is Scott Boras? Scott Boras and the Washington Nationals are a bad combination. No way the Nats will sign the kid.

* Baltimore outfielder Adam Jones is from San Diego. Recently, Kim Jones of the YES Network interviewed him and he told her that he was from San Diego's inner-city. He was also quick to point out that, unlike that other Adam Jones, who goes by the nickname "Pacman," he has his head on straight and he is on the right path. Congratulations, Adam, and best wishes for the future.

That's all for this week, ladies and gentlemen. LATB radio has been postponed for the holiday weekend and will return on Sunday night, May 31st. Happy Memorial Day all!


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