First, let me start with some blog business by welcoming Tony Ferrante to the MVN baseball staff. You may be familiar with his work at The Confluence, which has also made the switch to Most Valuable Network. His opinions will be a fine addition to the Pittsburgh Lumber Co.
Now, on to the baseball. Same as the past few days: You can find the transcript of my live blog here, Dejans story at the Post-Gazette here and the motherships recap here.
1. Shane Youman, Pittsburgh
Two innings pitched, two hits, one strikeout, no runs. One of the hits, a Hideki Matsui double down the line, probably should've been corralled by our clunky first baseman, Brad Eldred. He got A-Rod swinging, and he threw a high percentage of first-pitch strikes. Look for Youman to battle for a job as a swingman in the bullpen, especially if Shawn Chacon flops this spring. Jim Tracy loves him.
2. Jorge Posada, New York
Caught Kid Wonder, Andrew McCutchen, stealing in the first, and took Marty McLea...
Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.