I was actually in the weight room doing my work and John Farrell had come in and said, "Tito wants to see you after he talks to the other guys." I didn't know what other guys. Then I got to his office and the office was closed. When it opened, he called me into the office and I saw all the other guys walking out with their All-Star packages. He sat me down and tried to play it off like it wasn't good news. He couldn't hold the laughter.At 42 years old, Wakefield is the oldest All-Star rookie since Satchel Paige went to the 1952 ASG at age 46. Jamie Moyer (40 in 2003) and Connie Marrero (40 in 1951) are the only other players to become All-Stars for the first time at age 40+.
I feel very honored and humbled at the same time. Excited and nervous. I have a lot of emotions going through me right now. ... I've been asking guys that have been there what to expect, how to dress and how to act -- things like that. It's been a fun day asking a lot of questions, that's for sure.Amalie Benjamin had a lengthy feature on Wakefield in Sunday's Globe.
WEEI's Alex Speier reports that Jeff Bailey is likely headed to the disabled list because of a high left ankle sprain. Bailey hurt himself on Saturday, when he collided with Seattle's Ronny Cedeno at first base. Doctors told Bailey he will not be able to play for a couple of weeks.