He had a 1-2-3 inning, top of the 9th
He remembered me from last year
I wished him well in the hopes of making it to the big leagues
He is very excited and psyched to be making the transition from starter to reliever.
We talked of the different mindsets of a starter and of a reliever- starter plays only once every 5 days or so, whereas a reliever can play a few times per week. A reliever has more of a chance to affect the outcome of a few games per week, while a starter has that chance a little more than once a week. Papelbon made a successful transition, so maybe Bowden will, too.
I introduced myself to him in the clubhouse. He was sitting in front of me in the press box. He said he had heard of Fenway West. He was on a deadline, so he couldn't talk for very long.
We didn't talk about baseball. We talked about Grateful Dead shows. He has taken his mother to one, and we were both at the same show, NYE 12.31.08 in San Francisco.