Kevin Youkilis was among three Red Sox players who filed for arbitration. The Beard of Wisdom made a meager (in baseball terms) $424,500 last season. Youk will get a significant bump without question. Just think of the magic he will work on his facial hair with all that extra cash. It will be the Eighth Wonder of the World.

The Red Sox have announced game times for the season-opening series in Japan. March 25th and 26th against Oakland, the games will begin at…ready…6:07 AM. There have to be local pubs scheming breakfast buffets, Bloody Marys and Mimosa. Who’s in???

Miguel Tejada – how’s life? How quickly it all fell apart for Miggy. Sad.

40 days until spring training.