On the Zobrists' international adventure, E. Johnson's Mexican entertainment, Garza-less silence
Ben and Julianna's international adventure
• INF/OF Ben Zobrist and wife Julianna went on a 10-day offseason trip to work with friends who are missionaries in the Ukraine. "It was eye-opening," Zobrist said. "I have never been over to that part of the world, so it was a good experience. It brings perspective, which was good for us."
• A delayed flight from Detroit forced the Zobrists to miss their connection and spend a night in Paris. But it wasn't as romantic or as exciting as it sounded as they had to stay out by the airport and didn't have time to see any sights. "It was actually torture," Zobrist said. "We're stuck in Paris for the night, but at a rinky-dink European hotel where they were totally rude."
Another international incident
INF Elliot Johnson enjoyed playing winter ball in the Mexican beach city of Mazatlan, enjoying the scenery and the food, and the occasional action in the stands, especially during games in Mexicali. "There were fights breaking out everywhere," he said. "It's like, here's the pitch, then you're watching these guys just throw punches. That was a lot of fun, very entertaining."
Quote of the day
"The clubhouse is a lot quieter."
LHP David Price, on no longer having RHP Matt Garza on the team
List of the day:
Most ML service time
Manny Ramirez 17.033
Johnny Damon 15.051
Kyle Farnsworth 11.100
x-Felipe Lopez 8.027
x-Juan Cruz 7.121
x-Casey Kotchman 5.144
Kelly Shoppach 5.021
Joel Peralta 4.132
B.J. Upton 4.126
James Shields 4.125
J.P. Howell 4.007
Who is this Ray?
His mother is a New Hampshire state senator, his father a dean at the University of New Hampshire. He has an economics degree from Stanford. He once interned at Stats Inc. He was acquired in trade.
Who is this Ray answer: OF Sam Fuld.