Have you ever noticed how it’s always women who nag? I never hear about nagging men, so does that mean they never do it?
But I digress. The “nagging” I’m interested in right now applies to injuries, specifically injuries to the Yankees.
Tex’s wrist is a potential nagging injury that, even after he’s “healed,” will plague him throughout the season.
A-Rod’s hip is a potential nagging injury that, even after….Well, who knows about him.
Which brings me to Jeter, of course. The ankle. It was healed, now it isn’t. Depending on which expert or beat writer you listen to, his setback is normal – just some swelling and stiffness that comes with use after a layoff – or it’s an unsettling sign that The Captain will be hobbled for awhile.
At the risk of being a jinx, Mo seems to have recovered completely from his knee injury and surgery. He’s pitching as well as ever and setting batters down in order. Is he superhuman or do some injuries heal better than others or both?
It’s been reported that Jeter will start the season on the DL and that Nunez will be at short – for the foreseeable future. I’ve been a nag about E. Scissorhands – I admit it – but supposedly he’s worked hard to fix his defensive shortcomings and Girardi sees improvement. I’m rooting for him, I really am. What choice do I have?
On a happier note, the season’s almost here, people. For real!