SARASOTA, Fla. -- Clearly, baseball fans and the media who represent
them are hungry for some real news as the exhibition season gets underway,
but it will be a while before what happens on the field really starts to mean much.
Of course, that isn’t going to stop the 24-hour sports news cycle. The top
headline on the
debut, in which he allowed two runs in his first inning of work.
hit a two-run homer off the
get the next six outs without surrendering another run.
exhibition at-bat in Arizona and – in memorabilia news –
famous bloody sock went for nearly $93,000 at auction.
head to Dunedin, Fla., today to face the
game of the
-extended exhibition season. Newcomer
is scheduled to start and pitch just one inning against the retooled
Jays, who appear ready to compete for the