Tuesday camp tidbits: Return of the regulars
It’s a glorious day in Jupiter, warm and sunny, and Mrs. Dude will be here tonight. So your faithful correspondent is in good spirits.
* Ryan Ludwick and Joe Mather are both back in the lineup, and Rick Ankiel is back to playing the outfield again. TLR said none of them is considered to be limited. However, Colby Rasmus has some hamstring soreness and is not in the lineup.
* Clayton Mortensen was on the schedule to throw live batting practice. Mortensen has been dealing with elbow discomfort.
* TLR decided to have a little fun with old friend and Tigers manager Jim Leyland. So he sent a lineup to Leyland with Lou Brock leading off and playing LF, Red Schoendienst at 2B, Musial in RF, McGwire at 1B, Edmonds in CF, Ken Boyer at 3B, Ted Simmons at C, Ozzie Smith at SS and Jeff Murphy as the DH. “Dizzy Gibson” was his pitcher.
* Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz is visiting camp today.
Police: “Synchonicity II”
Los Campesinos!: “Ways to Make It Through the Wall”
Bloc Party: “Helicopter”
Against Me!: “Up the Cuts”
Chris Cornell: “Scream”
(BTW, anybody heard much of Los Campesinos!? I hear them periodically on XMU and really dig everything I’ve heard)