Alright, I’m here live in the press box, and it’s f-f-f-freezing here at Safeco. I can’t think of a game that’s been colder, even Baltimore. It’s never a good thing when you can see your breath in the first inning.
I’m also way behind on my stuff for the paper. I volunteered to write a separate story on Erik Bedard for the paper. Just a small update. Usually that entails actually talking with Captain Personality, but that wasn’t happening. He walked by me one time and I should have grabbed him, but didn’t get the chance. And after that, he was kind of hiding out — know how I know? Because he came walking out of the training room, saw me and a couple reporters standing in the hall waiting for him, and shook his head and walked back in and waited the extra 10 minutes until the clubhouse was closed to the media. Oh well, I set the expecations pretty low so I wasn’t exactly disappointed, but I basically wasted an hour standing around waiting for him to come out. So that’s where we are with that.
No real news. Manager John McLaren offered little news, other than Bedard told him, “he feels good.” So the problem appears to just be in the hip area, not the jaw.
Mike Morse has a dislocated shoulder. He’s not in the sling which is a good thing, but you can tell it’s sore and bothering him. I talked with a little bit, he’s trying to stay upbeat. You have to feel bad, at some point the guys is bound to catch a break. I’ve gotten some questions in the comments and in e-mail, I’ll try to answer them as the game goes on.
GAME UPDATES BELOW
GAME UPDATE 9:19: Here’s something to give you the gag reflex a little…. George Sherrill picked up his sixth save of the season and Adam Jones got three hits for the Orioles……
GAME UPDATE 8:28: OWWWW! I don’t care that Jarrod Washburn doesn’t throw that hard, if you get hit where Grudzielanek did, it hurts and hurts bad. Especially because it feels like the Arctic Circle outside now.
GAME UPDATE 8:16: Sorry I’m lagging behind, but had to get a few things done. I didn’t see the speed of the pitch Washburn threw to Olivo, I wondered if it was one of those change-ups that didn’t sink.