Now I'm starting to worry. These injuries can turn into something more serious very quickly because pitchers try to change their mechanics to compensate for the discomfort.
If Johan has to miss significant time to rest, or rushes and does further damage, this could have implications well beyond this season.
Quick...start talking me off the ledge.
The headline in the print version reads "Life's a boar in the Mets tranquil camp". I was horrified by the misuse of the word until I read the following:
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – It is 9 a.m. at Tradition Field, the start of another ripple-free day in Mets camp. GM Omar Minaya strolls through the clubhouse without his cellphone after finishing a cardio workout. The players, with a half-hour to kill before the beginning of the workout, use a severed boar’s head – a real one, slaughtered by reliever Tom Martin last year – to terrify Jose Reyes (with success) and David Wright (without).
Countdown to the PETA protest in 5,4,3,....
The most intriguing live batting practice session is being held on Field 5, where J. J. Putz just finished mowing down Rob Mackowiak, Bobby Kielty, Cory Sullivan and his former Mariners teammate Jeremy Reed.
Are we supposed to be impressed by this?