It is my honor to bring to you the first daily links on CtPG. This is a new day, a clean slate, a fresh start. Pick your cliche.
So let’s make our start the right way, with baseball talk. We had a rule on the old site “bitch once then move on.” We’ve bitched a lot lately, now we’ve moved on.
Yesterday the Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years and put a big smile on Angels play by play man Victor Rojas’s face.
And now we can look forward to the smell of freshly cut grass, the crack of the bat and all things baseball. Taking a look at the Cactus League master schedule, we have 19 days until the first signs of baseball and 20 until the Angels take the field. That link is great for planning a Spring Training trip.
Another great site to use is CactusLeague.com, particularly their stadium map page and trip planner feature. Those of you in the Phoenix area or planning on being there on February 19th should swing by their luncheon honoring Vin Scully, Tony Gwynn, Vida Blue and others.
Although camps start soon and players are already moving into their Spring homes, more work needs to be done, particularly in Boston. The Red Sox decision on Mookie Betts could come in the next few days. Most rumors have him going to LA or SD, but there’s a significant chance he stays put.
Unless they act this week, the Sox will start Spring Training without a manager. Candidates are interviewing, but time is short.
MLB Network released their Top 10 starting pitcher list. Numbers 3 and 5 were free agents this off season, 8 was a free agent last off season, and 9 was traded away for Vinnie Pestano. Not to mention 6 who was briefly an Angel. There are a variety of reasons none are here, but it still hurts.
Also on that link is their Top 10 shortstops list, which misses on Simba of Anaheim and his dazzling glove work.
That’s it for now, add what I missed.