Stan Grossfeld has the story of the quirky new Green Monster at JetBlue Park.
The hard-operated scoreboard was built without room for an operator inside. So the score each inning — along with the hits, runs and errors — all have to be changed by somebody who dashes out of the wall between plays, sometimes with a ladder. There's not enough enough time to change everything between pitches, so the cumulative score isn't changed until the end of the inning.
Why the Red Sox purposely built the scoreboard that way is a mystery.
In his On Baseball column, Nick Cafardo takes a look at Will Middlebrooks, the third baseman of the future.
The notebook has Jose Iglesias making some dazzling plays in the field.