Sunday, February 26, 2006

A few Braves Notes to end your week (or start it, depending on how you view the Sunday).

*New Atlanta shortstop Edgar Renteria suffered a minor back strain during batting practice Thursday. Reports insisted the injury was minor and he was kept off the field Friday for precautionary purposes only. He did resume practice yesterday, but was held to fielding grounders.

*Blaine Boyer has begun to throw off the mound for the first time this year. He's expected to throw again later in the week and will begin pitching in Grapefruit League games around March 11th.

*Adam LaRoche wants to be the everyday first baseman this season and it seems as though he'll be given the opportunity. Only problem for Adam is he's got rightie James Jurries to contend with. Bobby Cox likes what he's seeing from Jurries' bat, and he's working every morning to improve his defensive skills. Might we have another platoon at first this season? Along with the left field situation, this'll be an interesting story to follow all Spring.

*The great(?!) MC Hammer was in camp last week to film a commercial for the Turner South network; he even took BP with the team. Here's an interesting sidenote about Mr. Hammer: he was a batboy for the Oakland A's and ex-owner Charles Finley gave him the nickname "Hammer" because he thought he looked like a young Henry Aaron.

And so musical history began...

1 comment:

Braveswin said...

MC Hammer has his own blog on blogspot. It's like it would have been named anything else. There you can find pics from the batting practice he took. I saw it from the Blogs of Note at the login page.

I just completed a post on LaRoche and his stand in '06. Feel free to comment your thoughts.