Paul Byrd conducted an "interview" with himself, and left it taped to his locker today, since he, and most of the other players, had showered and left before the media was able to talk to them. This what he wrote:
TO: THE MEDIA
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"I felt great out there today. It was a perfect tune-up for the first game of the season."
"Buddy suggested that I throw more curves and change-ups towards the latter part of the game - so I did - and got a few by outs on curve balls. [unknown] I might do that more during the season."
"If any team can handle losing Escobar for a few weeks, it's us! We have a great back up in Gregg and a great pen too!"
"I gave up a few homeruns today. I just wanted to make sure, before the season starts, that the fastball out over the plate is still a bad pitch. You never know when this game might change."
"This was a big series considering we're from the same town...L.A."
Signed: X Paul Byrd