Carrie Muskat files two reports a day from camp. The "Notes" and a feature [sic] piece. Today she gives us Aramis' cockfighting story, or lack thereof. The will-you-stay-healthy do-you-speak-Japanese you-sucked-in-October 100-year-curse crap was a nice topping.
On to the Notes
More pablum from Howry about closing. More Fukudome and English - is it still news that he's Japanese? And the media from Japan is here? No shit. How's his swing look? Seen him run fast yet? How does Colvin look?
How about something about the players and how they look - like Pie and Fuld. We know there's a battle, give us some juice on that, don't just tell us there's a battle.
The gem is from our new friend Alex
"I didn't come here to take anybody's position," Cintron said. "I'm clear on that. I'm just here to do my job. They ask me to pinch-hit, play infield, outfield, whatever. That's what I'm here for."
Yes, not just anybody's position, but Ronny's.
They did toss us this bone - a new photo of Fukudome