Wednesday Notes. Johnny Damon and Scott Williamson would have been set to play Wednesday, but the Red Sox were rained out for the second straight night. ... Byung-Hyun Kim is scheduled to make his first rehab start in Sarasota tomorrow. Trot Nixon is ready to take batting practice. ... How Terry Francona makes decisions. ... On baseball blogs.
More reasons to hate Fox: "For its nationally televised game between the Yankees and Red Sox from Boston Friday night, Fox Sports will introduce Scooter, an animated, talking baseball [using the voice of 'SpongeBob SquarePants'], to explain the types of pitches to young viewers. It also will utilize enhanced graphics that will trace the arcs of pitches and hits and use changing color zones for runners' leads."