As if John Galliano and Charlie Sheen (sorry. I promised myself to be the only blog in blogosphere not to mention him. But I just had to.) aren’t enough, Coco Crisp was arrested early this morning from driving under the influence. I was, of course, sad to hear it. I’m not particularly a fan of his, but I do follow him on Twitter which, in a bizarre way, makes me feel like I know him. This isn’t incredibly rare at Spring Training. Just sad.
I would also like to say that although I have the utmost respect for Bruce Jenkins, his story from this morning seems really, really iffy. “A source close to the team indicated Tuesday that there is ‘exasperation’ with Zito, that his status as the No. 5 starter is ‘”definitely not safe.’” What does that even mean? Source close to the team? Indicated? I have no doubt the Giants are exploring options and don’t necessarily want Zito around, but I really doubt anyone in the organization told Jenkins that. The story was just to stir up interest and, of course, page hits (hey, I just liked to it above). The closed door meeting with Bochy and Zito probably was a little tense, because it’s not a fun situation for anyone. But it seems Zito is trying to do this with a good attitude and is working hard and all parties involved are trying to stop this from getting ugly.
At least the socks are brighter than ever.
Honestly, maybe it would be best for Zito to leave the Giants. A change of scenery might be a godsend. But either way, it’s really, really too early judge Barry 2011.
Let’s end on a happier note by just saying that if I could sit five rows away from Dave Dombrowski , I would faint. Or I might just go up to him and tell him he should have sent Galarraga to the Giants, not the Diamondbacks.