As much as I hate to say it, I'm a work in progress in a lot of ways right now that I don't want to be. I don't have the consistent low-to-mid 90s velocity, and I have to be much more of a pitcher. It's difficult to figure out how the pieces work together for me right now. ...Jered Weaver did not like seeing David Ortiz watch his grand slam.
[The Figgins homer] puts out there for everyone to see how inconsistently bad my fastball command has been. I missed by probably 3 feet.
Just round the bases. I'll remember it next time we play them, that's for sure. I'm not saying anything is going to happen, but it's definitely in the back of your mind.When Doug Mirabelli left Friday's game with an injury, several players volunteered to be the day's backup catcher: Alex Cora, Eric Hinske, Mike Lowell. Tito: "Hinske said he caught in Babe Ruth. Lowell said he caught in Little League. Everybody but Ortiz was volunteering."