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Ian Kennedy makes a debut of sorts, pitching in his first game action for the defending World's Series champions. Expect that to be italicized a lot.

Other things of note:

  • The defending World's Series champions will be playing the Chicago Pale Hose, a scrappy young team looking to make a scrappy impression on scrappy middle America. Aside from the fact that they will be the overshadowed story in their own city, they could maybe conceivably make some noise possibly.
  • Carson Fulmer will pitch for Der Weissen Socken, He's a 22 year-old prospect with a big fastball and a wicked hook, but his command can be erratic. There's a decent chance he makes Chicago's rotation sometime this season.
  • Terrance was Gore was caught stealing yesterday, but upon further review he was clearly safe. Spring Training means no reviews, which seems odd; I understand the game expedience argument, and the fact that the games don't matter. It just seems weird that they would go without a rule for a month when everyone (including the umpires) are trying to get back into the groove of calling games and such.
  • Ventura's two innings were good, Strahm's two innings were better. If you didn't have time to catch up with Shaun Newkirk's opus over the weekend, the write-up on Strahm is enlightening for those who are unfamiliar with him.

Salvador Perez and Alcides Escobar both make their first starts of the spring training schedule today.

Baseball!