First Oblique Reference of 2013 (News and Notes)

Jim McIsaac

If you had Joe Smith in your oblique pool, then you win! Also, the Piazza/Clemens mound fight that could have been, Trevor Bauer's teammate had some parting shots for him, and the Yankees (sniff) seem to be having problems selling tickets.

Around MLB

Diamondbacks' Didi Gregorius could start season on DL

Looks like the Diamondbacks will be needing a shortstop.

New York Yankees COO: Ticket Sales Are ‘Rough’ For The Bronx Bombers " CBS New York

That sound you hear is the world's smallest violin playing.

Mike Piazza had dreams of using karate to take out Roger Clemens - latimes.com

It's too bad Mike decided not to use his training when Clemens throw Piazza's bat back at him; that would have rivaled Nolan Ryan/Robin Ventura and Fausto Carmona/Gary Sheffield as far as mound confrontations are concerned.

Tribe News

Trevor Bauer's Arizona catcher fires away: 'He never wanted to listen' -- Cleveland Indians Insider | cleveland.com

I think we now have some idea why Arizona was willing to trade Bauer, though to me it's a rather shallow one. A 21-year-old pitcher who needs to mature a bit? Shocking!

Tribe easing slowed Smith into camp | indians.com: News

The first (but certainly not last) oblique injury of 2013 belongs to Joe.

Francona on the new defensive alignment:


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