There’s a ton of national media here today…MLB Network for the 30 teams in 30 days; Peter Gammons, Ken Rosenthal (FOX Sports), Bob Nightengale (USA Today), Tim Kurkjian (ESPN), and the local guys from KCAL (Gary Miller) and lots of others. Coincidentally, Manny is in left field today for the first time this spring, so that’s got a lot of interest…but I think most of the media lucked into this storyline, but that’s a good thing.
For those who want to flip channels from March Madness, the game is on PRIME TICKET back in LA. Here’s the lineup:
Joe said he expects to announce an Opening Day starter this week and that Manny will play left field for about four innings today.
Regarding Blake DeWitt, here’s what he had to say:
“He hasn’t had the opportunity to turn a double play all spring. I’d like to see that happen. He seems to be fine, he’s swinging the bat real well. He’s not going to play second defensively as well as Hudson or Belliard, but he’s not shy about going after the ball. He’s a good kid and has a good feel for the game. I haven’t anointed it (Opening Day starter) at this point in time, but I haven’t been disappointed.”