For some strange reason, during one of last week's Blue Jays / Mariners games, the good folks at Safeco Field in Seattle decided to close the roof in the bottom of the third inning. With two runners on. And Ichiro at bat. Thankfully he had the good sense to step out of the batter's box until the roof's shadow had moved behind him. Which begs the question: If the sun was shining, why close the roof?
And is it my imagination, or is Casey Kotchman standing awfully close to the plate for an on-deck hitter? Usually the on-deck circle is just beyond the dugout steps, but Kotchman seems like he's more toward behind home.
Again, just wondering . . .