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February 26, 2008
BY SEAN McADAM
Journal Sports Writer
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Bartolo Colon has not reported yet, but apparently, he'll be hard to miss. According a team official, Colon, in his commuication with the club, warned the Sox that he is....how to put this delicately....big.
Naturally, that has some people concerned. Colon has never exactly been svelte, but if he felt the need to warn them about his size, what does that say about the shape he's in? Colon is well behind other pitchers in camp and is coming off two seasons that were limited by elbow and shoulder woes. If he's as out-of-shape as they fear, that won't help.
A crew from ``60 Minutes'' is here this morning, led by longtime correspondent Morley Safer. The show is preparing a feature on Bill James, who serves as a consultant to the Sox and is the father of the sabermetrics movement and statistical analysis.
Safer plans to interview a number of people from the Baseball Operations staff and manager Terry Francona about James later today.
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