Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Training BS!

The season starts in about ten days.  The baseball universe is getting ready for another round – and in the spring hope springs eternal.  By now we should know what to expect from players and managers as they collude to keep the truth from us.  But we listen just the same:

About the starting pitcher who gave up 5 runs, 7 hits, 3 walks and 2 home runs in two innings:  Don’t worry.  He’s working on his control and his velocity wasn’t bad.

About the infielder who has only played two innings so far this spring and has back pain:  Don’t worry.  He’s 50-50 to be ready Opening Day. 

About the outfielder who hasn’t played in two weeks because of a leg problem:  Don’t worry.  I’d be in there every day if these games really counted.

About the relief pitcher who left after facing one batter:  Don’t worry.  I’m just being careful to build up my arm strength gradually.

About the catcher who sat out the last two games because of a ‘minor’ tweak in his arm:  Don’t worry.  I’ll be fine tomorrow.

About the closer who hasn’t yet struck out a batter:  Don’t worry.  He’s trying some new pitches so he doesn’t rely solely on his slider.

Right, boys.  Nothing to worry about.  Thanks for filling us in.


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