Mar 3, 2010, 10:50 AM EDT
Nasty winds swirled in Lakeland yesterday for the Tigers’ exhibition against Florida Southern:
The Tigers scored more runs than their traditional local opponent, but it was the wind that actually won Tuesday. Because it was the wind that blew a fly ball into Brennan Boesch’s face, causing a
nasty laceration that required stitches above the outfield prospect’s
“It opened him up pretty good,” said starting pitcher Phil Coke, who saw Boesch in the trainer’s room.
Eleven stitches, according to Tom Gage, which is not a good thing to have happen on your first day of competitive baseball of the year. Still, there was something cool from yesterday’s game, as Al Kaline’s grandson Colin Kaline hit two singles and a walk. He’s a junior at Florida Southern.
Which means that he’s probably a year or two older than Kaline was when he won the 1955 batting title.
- Bryce Harper pulled from Saturday’s game for not hustling 71
- Report: MLB likely to adjust rules for plays at home and transfer catches 18
- Settling the Score: Friday’s results 17
- Giancarlo Stanton sends the Marlins to victory with a walk-off grand slam 22
- Jason Bartlett will retire after 10 years in the big leagues 11
- Hank Aaron is getting vile racist hate mail in retaliation for pointing out that racism still exists (248)
- “They Don’t Know Henry” (167)
- Doug Glanville’s story about being racially profiled at his own home (125)
- There is still a racial divide in baseball (112)
- And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights (96)