The game is simulated, but the boredom is real

Hong-Chih Kuo is warming up for his second simulated game as we speak. It’s expected to be 60 pitches and the equivalent of four innings (after each 15 pitches, he’ll sit for a few minutes). It appears the only hitters facing him will be Ramon Martinez and Olmedo Saenz, or at least they’re the only ones that seem to be waiting to step in against him. Jonathan Broxton is down there, but I can’t imagine he’ll be batting. The stands are empty except for a TV camera crew behind the first-base dugout, not sure what they’re getting ready to do, and a few stadium workers sitting in the upper deck. No news to report so far, but the day is young. I’m heading downstairs.

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