Brett Myers vows to "stick it" to the Phillies

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You don’t hear too much of this kind of sentiment in today’s age of constant player movement and polished p.r., but thank goodness for Brett Myers for keeping things interesting:

“I wanted to go back to Philadelphia, but they didn’t show an
interest, they had other obligations, which is fine with me,” Myers
said. He then promised to “stick it” to the Phillies every time he
faces them.

The Phillies face the Astros in their second series of the season.  I guess we’ll see if, say, Placido Polanco’s head is forced to pay for Ruben Amaro’s (imagined) sins.

The Angels to lower the right field wall

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The Los Angeles Angels announced today that they will lower the right field wall at Angel Stadium from 18 feet to eight feet.

The stated reason: to make room for a new out-of-town scoreboard and “philosophical changes.” Obviously, though, helping out lefty power hitters is on the agenda too. As it was, Angel Stadium was in the bottom ten of all parks in allowing homers for lefties.

One of their own lefties is Kole Calhoun, who is a pull hitter. Another one could be Shohei Ohtani, who is a lefty hitter. Although, as a righty pitcher, that could harm him against opposing lefty batters. I’m assuming, though, that the Angels ran a bunch of numbers to establish that this move helps them more than it hurts them, or else they wouldn’t be doing it.