Manager Ockey bid a tearful adieu to 3 of his 8 starting hitters in the first 2 weeks of the season. Not just any 3, either. Lead-off hitter Furcal, clean-up hitter Manny and only 3rd baseman on the active roster DeWitt. Each gone for at least 5-6 weeks. On the bright side, this has forced me to become familiar with some more aspects of this game (DL, activating players, etc). On the not bright side, 3 of my 5 starting pitchers have WHIP’s of 3 or greater. Reesty.