Thursday, March 5

Going Around the Horn....



ITM is counting down the hours until take off for Ft. Myers...it can't come soon enough at this point. With that in mind, let's quickly go around the horn to check in on some of today's news and notes....


-The biggest news is obviously Aroid's alleged hip surgery. As reported by his brother (seriously, hasn't this guy got in enough trouble when dealing with family?), Aroid will require surgery to remove a cyst on his hip. It's not a structural injury, but it's surgery nonetheless, and he is likely to be out for at least 10 weeks (until early May). Fantasy league managers are now scrambling to figure out their first round draft order (I won't be drafting him, you can count on that).


-A health update out of Ft Myers this morning was increasingly positive. In a nutshell:


  • Mikey Lowell is just about ready to play in a spring training game, he appears to be on schedule to start on April 6th.

  • JD "Nancy" Drew took bp today, which included blasting a shot out of the stadium completely. he was quoted as saying "See how much I poured ITM?...Now quit calling me Nancy, it hurts."

  • John Smoltz has had a great string of days this week. He reportedly looks as strong as ever.....there are rumors going around that he is healthy enough to be on the active roster at the start of the season, but the Sox will be holding him back and keeping him healthy for the stretch run. Expect a late May or early June Smoltz sighting on the field at Fenway.

-Lastly, and perhaps most importantly. Tomorrow at 8:30am ITM will be taking off from Logan International Airport, bound for the sunny skies of Ft. Myers, Florida. Once landing, it's likely that we'll go right to City of Palms Park for tomorrow's home game against the Marlins. We'll be covering everything from games to practices and everything in between while down there (including attempts at interviews with players and management). Be sure to check back to view photos and get some of our live updates.


Many of you have expressed both interest and hatred in the fact that we're traveling south to check in on the Red Sox (and Heidi Watney). Since we're all about Red Sox Nation, if you have any questions for us while we're down there (i.e., how well is this prospect playing?, can you ask Heidi out for me? how are the beers? etc), please email us at insidethemonster@gmail.com We'll do our best to share our answers on the blog.


Go Sox.

4 comments:

Dale Sams said...

Every time I look up Schadenfreude, I get a pic of Arod. I don't know what's up with that.

D Vicino said...

that's because the Germans hate Aroid too.

D Vicino said...

In addition....i'm not going to include this individual's email... but while ITM is taking requests and will be trying to answer questions from you guys about the ongoings in Ft Myers...we'll only go so far...so try not to suggest or request things that'll result in us being thrown in jail for 25 years....

It was a good laugh though, keep em coming...

insidethemonster@gmail.com

Dale Sams said...

FYI....age of consent in Florida *is* 18.

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