Ah, Daisuke. We let you down again.
Though I’ve posted the link to the full March 31 page in the last post, I thought I’d pull out a few from that day. It was the last spring training game, the "On Deck" series in Philly. I LOVE Citizens Bank Park; it’s my favorite non-Fenway park. Great sightlines, the concourse makes you feel like you’re never away from the game, and the beer selection is phenomenal (Victory! Sly Fox!). I make an effort to get there when either the Sox or the Padres play. Seeing Daisuke’s first game in a major league park was a special bonus.
I think I’ll be snapping that smile a lot this year.
I love this part of his delivery.
Waiting for the word from Tek.
And a few of other players from that day…
Tek with DeMarlo Hale.
Hideki Okajima (who looks better and better every time I see him!).