Watch Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick wreak his vengence on Brett Myers (with a little help from Shane Victorino) at Balls, Sticks, & Stuff (shaving cream pie at 2 minutes, 47 seconds). The Phillies are having so much fun in camp this year, I think we need to give that fun its own specialized word. Anyone for Phun?
Joe Posnanski is predicting the Rays will be contending for a playoff spot in “late August, early September.” I’m as excited about this rebuilt Rays team as anyone, but that is bold, Joe.
And there’s more excitement building for the Rays, over at Squawking Baseball. It’s official: the Rays are the new A’s. Michael Lewis should be showing up in Tampa any day now.
Meanwhile, The Biz of Baseball has declared the Red Sox to be the 2007 MLB Organization of the Year. No complaints here! The runner up, not surprisingly, is Cleveland. But the honorable mentions provide perhaps unexpected takes on the Brewers, Angels, and Dodgers. Sorry, Tampa Bay Rays. Your takeover is not yet complete.
Obligatory Roger Clemens Update: The New York Daily News has found a guy who took a picture of Roger Clemens at that Jose Canseco party when he was just a kid. But as Baseball Musings points out, what’s the big deal about this one party? It’s not like it was some sort of steroid-swapping orgy, with HGH passed between man, wife, and even dog. Or was it…(Call of the Green Monster)
And finally, Soxaholix found a way to turn Curt Schilling’s comment about “medical egos” into a thorough ripping of Dan Shaughnessy. Somewhere, Curt is laughing.