Good morning from the booth at Alliance Bank Stadium. The Chiefs are off and rolling, on pace for 144-0. A few notes from the first two wins over the IronPigs from Allentown:
*Trent Jewett seems to manage similarly to Tim Foli–100 miles per hour. In the opener, his double steal with Pete Orr and Eric Bruntlett set up a pair of runs. He’s an active manager, physically, too. Trent spends as much time in the third base coaching box as Calista Flockhart spends at the buffet. Not much.
*Roger Bernadina seems to show no ill effects from the ankle injury last season. He stole two bags last year and has played a steady corner outfield.
*Josh Wilkie’s first appearance (in game two) was superb. Scoreless 10th inning for the win. 8 out of 10 pitches were strikes.
*On a personal note, I caught the flu on Wednesday. Last night, as I was trying to fall asleep, I clicked onto TNT and started watching Bones. Very rarely do I watch TNT if I’m not ill. I think this goes for most of America.
Airtime is 1:30. Former Chief Rich Thompson will join me and Mike.