Are we there yet?

Manny Ramirez, who is traveling on Frank McCourt’s private jet, will be here in about five minutes, according to a flight tracker program I just checked. They are arriving at Glendale Municipal Airport, which is adjacent to the spring-training complex, so will be here in a matter of minutes once they land. The press conference is at 9:30 L.A. time, so in about an hour. There are already media from all across the country here, including a few from Los Angeles who are here for the first time. Other than that, it’s been a slow morning. … By the way, Orlando Hudson and Rafael Furcal are IN today’s starting lineup against a White Sox split squad, so whatever was ailing the O-Dog yesterday is apparently no longer an issue. I did see assistant trainer Rick Lembo giving him a wrist brace to try on this morning, so he might wear it for a while.