Well, this should make for an entertaining morning. Information from Marc Topkin, St. Pete Times:â†µ
Bucs assistant coach Eric Yarber is going to take batting practice today, accompanied by assistant Alfredo Roberts. Head coach Raheem Morris is expected for the game, and has been invited to join manager Joe Maddon in the dugout.â†µ
Talk about The Extra 2%: I'm wondering if Maddon will be taking lessons on strategy from Morris, or if Friedman wants Yarber to take some BP in hopes he could become a useful bat off the bench. I suppose we'll know for sure if we see Dan Johnson take a flying leap at the first person that comes running down toward first base.â†µ
And your pitcher of record this morning for the batting practice session, brought to you by the baseball-reporter-turned-news-guys-turned-baseball-reporter Keith Olbermann:â†µ
Oh, Dirk Hayhurst....you're so dreamy.