Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hemstitching: DBAP Progress, New Jerseys, Rays 40-Man, and More

DBAP, Dec 3, 2013
Looks like they've got the drains in place and more of the subsurface. Bulldozers appear to be putting new dirt on top. Next is grass?

This appears to be a photoshopped image of what the Blue Monster is going to look like next year. Story here.

This is what it looks like today. Note the corner where there used to be those shaky stairs going down from the top of the monster to the seating bowl. Wonder how that's going to work next year.

The Bulls recently announced that the team will be in new jerseys next year. 

I am not a fan of squiggly fonts. I find them hard to read and simply not very pretty. But that's just me. At least they left the "D" in the logo alone. Will have to wait and see regarding legibility of numbers at at a distance. 
  • Meanwhile, some of last year's Bulls are very likely to be coming back! And have a shot to make it up to the Rays. Vince Belnome, C.J. Riefenhauser, and Kirby Yates were added to the Rays 40-man. See commentary here, here, and here.
  • Former Bull, and a guy WDBB really liked to watch back in 2007 and 2008, Jeff Niemann, has elected free agency. Niemann has spend a bunch of time on the DL the last couple of years. At 6’9’’ it was fun seeing all those moving parts when they arranged themselves to put a fastball across the plate. Comments here and here.
  • I can't find the link just now, but I'm sure I read somewhere that Jason Bourgeois has done a deal with the Reds.


  1. FYI, Craig Albernaz signed with Detroit today.

  2. Source?
    Great loss, will have to do a piece on him.
    … c

  3. Craig posted about it himself on twitter.

  4. Also from twitter today:

    "#Rays INF Tim Beckham to miss significant portion of '14 season after tearing ACL in right knee. Made it to majors end of last season."