- Dayan Viciedo is no longer a teenager as he turns 20 today.
- Jose Contreras is now officially a Cuban-American as he obtained his US Citizenship today.
- Due to Conteras' return to Miami for his citizenship ceremony, C&C's bullpen session has been pushed back to Thursday. Saturday or Sunday is still the target for game action.
- Cuba takes on Australia tonight in the WBC. MLBN has it at 9pm CDT. Odds are there is at least one future member of the White Sox playing.
- Joe Cowley provides an update on the position battles at 2B, 3B, and CF.
- Gordon Beckham updates his blog with a quote - is he talking about Jose and Dayan?
El Caballo weighs in on the WBC. He clearly has read The Book:
The dangerous and emblematic Ichiro, who had already failed on three occasions, hit a single.
The Japanese coach ordered a bunt from the second – and without doubt first-rate – batter of the team, and as a result, presented the opponents with their second out.
I am sure that, for our experienced team, that would seemed an error whichever elemental way it is analyzed.