Sox: Owens, CF; Cabrera, SS; Thome, DH; Dye, RF; Swisher, 1B; Pierzynski, C; Fields, 3B; Quentin, LF; Ramirez, 2B
Royals: Gathright, CF; Callaspo, 2B; Hollins, RF; Butler, DH; Shealy, 1B; Huber, LF; Berroa, SS; Tupman, C; Aviles, M, 3B
What's the Sox secret weapon for their Opening Day game against Cleveland and lefty C.C. Sabathia? Two leadoff men. Ozuna batting first and Owens batting 9th. Jesse understands Ozzie:
- Jim previews MacDougal and looks on the bullpen and lineup.
- The Sox will unveil a statue of Harold Baines before the July 20 game against the Royals.
- Ozzie gushes over his field general and thinks to bat Thome 5th against lefties.
- Aaron Poreda likes playing the guitar. I hope he stays away from Guitar Hero!
- Players younger than 24 (from 1901 to 2007) sorted by OPS+ (from BBTF's Cabrera Extension thread). BTW, here's THT's roundtable on Cabrera's extension that's now reported as a 7-year, $140 million extension.