Will he or won't he?
First a bit of baseball news. There's a little confusion on Gary Majewski. Manager Jerry Narron said the right-hander was shut down for a week. Majewski said he talked to the doctor and he's starting a throwing program today. My take: Majewski will be throwing, but not throwing like the other pitchers. We can't get a clarification from the trainers or the doctors because they are not longer allowed to talk to the media under the new labor agreement.
Majewski threw a bit early in the offseason and then shut it down after having shoulder pain. Majewski's setback will heat up the debate on the Washington trade. He expects to be full go shortly. He said he's never been overly worried. "I knew it wasn't anything major," he said. But until he's 100 percent and getting people out, the trade looks awful.
I'm a beat writer by day, Sarasota tourist by night, thus I hit Siesta Beach last night for sunset. The beach wasn't very crowded because of the weather. But there were two weddings going on. That probably seems like a good idea until you find out it it's going to be 48 degrees with a howling wind. The sunset (right) wasn't great by Siesta standards -- but nice nonetheless.
All hands are on deck, as far as pitchers and catchers. Ken Griffey Jr. and Josh Hamilton are the only position players cleared to officially work out. The first workout starts at 12:30 p.m. I'll report back after seeing what Majewski does.
By the way, heard a commercial for the Rays Day, a promotion day for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. It seems the club is bringing in Kobayashi, a hot dog eating legend, to get fans out. Not sure he's going to actually eat any dogs. But if he does I'm sure my buddy, Marc Lancaster, will be covering that -- hot dog counter in hand.
Speaking of food, I did the Sarasota trifecta for my last three meals. Lunch at Gus's, grouper at Captain Curt's and break at the Broken Egg. No Dick Vitale at the Egg. Must be doing a game. Culinary tip: Get your grouper at a dive. The piece you get on a $8.95 sandwich at Captain Curt's is as good as $20 entree at fancy joint.