Dominican Republic 8, Venezuela 5 (top of the 9th)

(Albert, that’s not a regulation ball)

A pair of home runs, 3 RBI’s, 3 runs scored for David Ortiz this afternoon in the midst of what sounds & looks like the best baseball atmosphere ever for the 7th of March. And that’s despite John Kruk being one of the commentators.

Harold Reynolds says that Jorge Julio is “getting ready for a 162 game season”. That’s certainly one way of putting it.

The Red Sox beat the Orioles today, 10-6 in Fort Myers. Fans attending the contest were greeted by a sign reading “We’re paying Ortiz, you’re being ripped off. Sincerely, the Red Sux.”