"I should've been a BP pitching coach or something, I don't know. A batting practice pitcher or something. It's just one of those games that anything I threw up, it was hit hard, see ya later. It was just ridiculous."
(Jason Simontacchi, via Washington Times, 6/20/2007)
Meanwhile...Brandon Watson called up to replace Fick (bereavement list). Bowden's comments about Watson's 43 game hitting streak were interesting: "So all I know is, he's got a 43-game hitting streak, and anyone who can do that deserves a shot. But it's still against Triple-A pitching, so I say that cautiously. " Jim, does that mean the 15 run beatdown the Tigers layed on your team last night doesn't count because it was against AAA pitching?
Our condolences to Robert Fick and his family.
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)