The Phillies—manager, players, even beat reporters—played an elaborate practical joke on Kyle Kendrick by convincing him he’d been traded to Japan. Watch him get punk’d at Bugs and Cranks.
Yogi Berra’s museum removed its Roger Clemens jersey (for the children, of course) via Babes Love Baseball.
Speaking of museums, Daisuke Matsuzaka is getting one back in Japan, reports Center Field. And they’re also thinking of the kiddies, planning to “keep admission fees as low as possible in accordance with the wishes of people close to Matsuzaka for the sake of children who want to visit the museum.”
The steroids-Mitchell-Clemens drama continues tomorrow when Andy Pettitte arrives in camp. He’ll give a press conference at 3pm, according to The LoHud Yankees blog.
Via the Canton Repository: as the Yankees head into their last season in Yankee Stadium, Thurmon Munson’s widow wonders what will happen to her late husband’s locker, which has been kept empty since the Ohio native died in a plane crash in 1979.
In other Yankees news, via Sliding Into Home, it appears that in the Girardi era, players may be able to sport beards and goatees—so long as they are “neatly trimmed.” However, “unshaven looks” will still be verboten. I guess if you can figure out how to grow a beard without suffering through that tricky in-between stage, you’re golden.