PawSox infielder Jeff Natale filled in for Hoard recently and he was really good on the radio! I mean, for a novice. Funny how I just recently said Natale wasn't exciting. It was really neat.
Last night's Pawtucket radiocast was exceptional. I was transfixed. I can't really put my finger on WHY it was so engaging... it was just great. They were talking about how Mark Kotsay organized a team bowling excursion and it just sounded like so much fun. I'm sure you can read about it on either of the radio guys' blogs.
Here is the difference between Hoard's blog and Hyder's blog: Hyde's Inside Pitch is a little... edgier. A little more dangerous. It's like the difference between Alejandro Machado and Travis Hughes... or the difference between Ivan Ochoa and Gil Velazquez. Or between Baseball Heavy and some box score blog.
By the way, my heart kinda goes out to Chris Carter, who is not waving but drowning. I mean, he's a lefty DH type, right? Think it over, Boston. A lonely heart grows cold and old.