It’s certainly been an interesting morning, with Nomar taking over the managerial duties (including pre and postgame interviews). He and his bench coach, Mark Sweeney, made out the lineup, only to learn that Furcal had already told Joe Torre yesterday that he was going to take the day off. The chaos that ensued was hilarious…
Meanwhile, A.J. Ellis gets his first big league start in front of his wife and daughter, who made the trip up north. That was very cool of Nomar/Sweeney to do. Meanwhile, Tanyon Sturtze, our relever-turned-bullpen-catcher is the pitching coach for the day.
We won’t see many of the regulars, which is why Nomar assumes Joe Torre is taking the day off…it’s been good light-hearted fun all morning. We’ll see if NOmar has to go out and argue any plays, challenge a home run or pull his pitcher. He told me he was legitimately nervous last night and made out there different lineups.
Hope to see many of you at the rally tonight at Dodger Stadium. Turnstiles and gates open at 5 p.m. Our department will be pulling an all-nighter to crank out the postseason media guide, so wish us all luck. We’ll fly out tomorrow…still remains to be seen where the plane is heading.
Here’s Nomar’s lineup: