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Calling Josh Bard!

So, only on the Sox is it a very big deal when the backup catcher is injured. Remember the Josh Bard adventure last year? Well, what do we do if today's injury to Mirabelli is at all serious? Dusty Brown, George Kottaras?

This gets to one of my pet issues: are the Sox taking advantage of the fact that they have a minor league knuckleballer in Charlie Zink? They should have their top catching prospect (Kottaras) catching him every 5th day for just this reason. I have no idea if this is happening already, but it damn well should be.

On another note: bye bye Wily Mo. I did like him and I will continue to root for him. I am very happy he's going to Washington because, what with my residual love of the Expos, my Vermont home (go Lake Monsters!) and my 5+ years in DC, I'm a Gnats fan (Washington's, not Savannah's). I think Wily Mo is about the only person who could hit homeruns in DC's current park (this side of Soriano). He'll be great in the new one too. I'm hoping he gets 600 at bats next year. And watch out Adam Dunn, if Wily Mo bats 600 times, your strikeout record is a goner.

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