Rest assured, you can’t be sure at all*: Thursday notes

Not exactly in flux, but things remain to be determined for the Sound Tigers this weekend, and today’s practice didn’t reveal the direction for them. Mitch Gillam is indeed up from Worcester. But Tom Kuhnhackl didn’t practice with Bridgeport after being assigned yesterday to clear room for Christopher Gibson. “With me right now it’s a day off for him,” Brent Thompson said. “We’ll approach it one day at a time.”

It would make sense that Kuhnhackl goes back up whenever Robin Lehner is ready (which could be soon), but whether Bridgeport has been told to play him, not to play him: unclear. We’ll see tomorrow, I suppose. The lines looked the way they have this week. Thompson has said that three-in-threes will give him a chance to rest some people and get some people in the lineup (we saw that particularly with the defense a couple of weeks ago), to rotate some of the vets in and out.

There is also Gibson’s potential return at any time, but Jeremy Smith and Gillam are here: “Smitty’s been with us all year. This gives an opportunity for Gilly to get up here,” Thompson said. “We’ll see. One day at a time.”

Back to the modern House of Pain tomorrow for Bridgeport after a loss at the ancestral House of Pain on Sunday. Was thinking of writing something about that for the paper but audibled this morning. Probably a better blog post, anyway. Tomorrow, maybe.

They are working really hard on the Monster Truck dirt, I tell you. All things considered, the barn might look the best I remember it about four days post-Monster Jam. But it’s still post-Monster Jam, and, yeah.

Elsewhere, call-up for Aaron Ness.

And RIP, the great Willie McCovey. (Sports Fandom: One, Two.)

*-The theme playing in my head is the original, but have you Netflixed the new one? Rita Moreno is a (bleep)in’ legend.

Michael Fornabaio