#3 Anthony Rizzo: an early impression (and one big dent) in Portland

by Ken on May 15, 2010

Baseball America ranks Rizzo #8 among Red Sox prospects (Photo SoxProspects.com)

It was his first day in a Double-A uniform, first BP session with his new teammates. One effortless swing later the Jumbotron video display behind right-center field at Hadlock Field was in need of costly repair.

Anthony Rizzo had arrived in Portland. With a bang! Two years removed from a cancer diagnosis and feeling the strongest he’s ever felt, we talk with the new Sea Dogs slugger about his future, and about his relationship with Lars Anderson, Boston’s other hot firstbase prospect. You might think them to be rivals in a race to The Show, but you’d be wrong.

Who wants the NL to go DH?

Boston Baseball Examiner, Steve Weissman says it’s time both leagues played by the same rules. You need to hear why.

Cameron (and maybe Boof) in the Beantown cue…

Rhode Island Sports Examiner, Tony Branco reviews an interesting week in Pawtucket — and delivers some bad news for Paw Sox fans who had tickets for the much anticpated May 17th game at McCoy Stadium.

Say cheese…

Only Travis Williams would see Europeans chasing cheese wheels down hill to depict what it was like watching the once-runaway Salem Red Sox fumble around of late. The always amusing Roanoke Sports Examiner recaps a week of firsts for our High-A affilliate in Virginia.

Aussie Swamp Rock…

Musical guest 8 Ball Aitken takes us to The Party but reminds us that strange things happen under the Yellow Moon. Crank up your headphones for a fusion of Australian alternative country, blues and roots music.

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