SCOTTSDALE, Arizona -- Greetings from the Valley of the Sun, where it is, in fact, sunny today, temperatures expected in the mid-70's (though right now it's 55), and I shall soon be attending my first baseball game of 2006!
Notes: Derrek Lee won't play for the USA today, resting the shoulder he hurt in Sunday's game.
Or will he?
I guess he won't:
Well, that "Saturday in San Diego" presumes that the USA wins tonight; with Korea's 2-1 win over Japan last night, the USA moves to the semifinals with a win over Mexico tonight. Given the loss to the Koreans on Sunday, that's no sure thing.
Today in Tempe, Rich Hill -- whose performance now takes on more importance given the uncertainty about Mark Prior's status -- faces the Angels' Jeff Weaver. I'll report back after the game.
Discuss amongst yourselves.