Non-update: Bridgeport finally beats Lowell…

in logo polling. There was no third period involved. (While we’re dealing with the Devils, best wishes to Kevin Bartl, Lowell’s PR guy, who’s off to greener pastures.) Next up: Philly, which nipped WBS 431-418. Hartford lurks beyond.

The Kansas City Star’s great Joe Posnanski is in Sapporo, Japan, to follow new Royals manager Trey Hillman in the Japan Series. He produced this fascinating piece. If you’ve never read Posnanski’s piece on Tony Pena, from the Star’s brilliant 2003 season preview package, no better time than now.

Michael Fornabaio