Baseball is back and the lineup is here (now with video)
John Tolisano - LF
Jonathan Diaz - 2B
A.J. Jimenez - C
Brad Glenn - RF
Mike McDade - 1B
Brian Van Kirk - DH
Mark Sobolewski - 3B
Ryan Goins - SS
Drew Hutchison - SP
Update 3:48: Just spoke to Hernandez and Fasano for probably a small feature about Hernandez for either online or tomorrow in print. Fasano also had really great stuff to say about Travis d'Arnaud's development and the value of framing in a catcher's defensive package. He also made sure to remind me that "framing is for carpenters" and "receiving is for catchers."
Update 5:59: Per the sheet inside the door, Josh Romanski will take the ball Monday. He already knows as much. Tuesday's starter is now unclear, but Heyer, even if he pitches tonight, would be on turn for Tuesday.
Also spoke to Gustavo Molina and Jose Gil for a feature on life in the Venezuelan League in the wake of the Wilson Ramos kidnapping mess. Dan Brewer mentioned on Media Day that he arrived in the VWL right before Ramos was kidnapping, so I figured there would be enough for a feature there.
You'll probably see that later in the week. Right now, it's T-minus an hour until baseball, and the Fisher Cats are on the field doing outfield drills.
Update 7:45: It's 2-0 Thunder in the second on the strength of game-opening doubles from Abe Almonte and Ronnier Mustelier and a single three hitters later from Melky Mesa.