New Park Update and other news
In other news, it appears that Luis Ayala will finally be arriving at camp today. Jesus Flores will likely report on Saturday. Jesus Colome and Arnie Munoz are still having Visa problems.
We are tired of losing. We are good enough to win. The way we played the last month of the season -- the last two weeks against teams that were competing for a playoff spot -- we played them tough. So that shows we are not scared. We were scared before, but we know we can win. We have a little quiet confidence about us. That's how it's going to be this year. .. Competing isn't good enough. We want to win and we want to win now." -- Zimmerman
"I recognize the importance of my role in the community as a professional athlete, and I intend to focus my energies on making a positive impact in that regard. So that I can focus on making positive contributions and avoid creating further distractions, I respectfully decline to comment any further on the content of the Mitchell Report."When asked why he waited so long to make the statement, LoDuca said he wanted to focus on his offseason. He waited until spring training to focus on baseball again. Whatever you say Paul...
A lot of people have had bad years -- a lot of good players -- and they bounce back. That what I want to do. I want to bounce back.
We will see. There is little doubt that Lopez has a lot of potential but private personal problems have admittedly affected his on-field focus. A 2005 All-Star, we're hoping Felipe Lopez can put last season behind him and have a big comeback in 2008.
Taking his inspiration from the fencing mask, Thayer designed a mask that added a forehead pad and chin rest to help absorb the impact of the ball. He also replaced the fine wire mesh of the fencing mask with a "birdcage" face protector that improved visibility.
Thayer and Tyng experimented with the catcher's mask away from the diamond, before Tyng finally used it in a regular-season game on April 12, 1877.