Randy Johnson; Photo: Kathy Willens/AP

It took a while, but Randy Johnson looks like he's ready to start the season. In his final Spring Training start, Johnson pitched six scoreless innings on Thursday. He allowed one hit, one walk and picked up eight strikeouts against the regulars for the Atlanta Braves.

While Johnson would normally have started next Tuesday's pre-season game against the Red Sox, he will throw against Yankee farmhands instead. Johnson is scheduled to pitch in the Opening Night match-up against David Wells and the Red Sox and Joe Torre didn't want Boston to get a preview of his pitching.

Mmm...baseball, coming so soon.

Photo by Kathy Willens/AP