Andy un-retired and just about everyone I know – including those I haven’t heard from in months – either called or emailed to share the excitement. It was just so damn good to see Pettitte’s smiling face again, to feel assured that the Yankees will have his broad shoulders to lean on should he be able to recapture his old form, and to add another arm to an already solid rotation.
Joba jumped on a trampoline and suddenly the drama-free spring training camp turned turbulent. Everybody in the media weighed in, including some otherwise level-headed writers who decided to inflame the situation further. Joba has been discharged from the hospital and his recovery has begun. Hopefully, the hysteria surrounding his injury will die down too. I thought it was the height of irresponsibility for one of the NY papers to quote some random orthopedist saying that Joba could lose his foot if there’s an infection. Why even go there? Sure, there’s always a worst case scenario, but Harlan Chamberlain has been in a wheelchair for years so I’m guessing his son wouldn’t really want to hear the word “amputation.”
In other news:
- Ibanez actually hit a homer, proving either that he might bounce back after all or that it was a complete fluke.
- Pineda still isn’t firing at 95 mph (or whatever speed people think he should be firing at).
- Kuroda, Hughes, Nova and Garcia are looking good now.
- Mo has thrown nothing but scoreless innings so far.
- A-Rod got plunked in the ribs and Swisher is still ailing, but Jeter, D-Rob, Cano and Nunez are back in business.
Let’s just get the show on the road already.