“I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don’t think about it is when I’m playing it.”
Quote by Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski.
Interesting article by Newsday’s David Lennon in his Extra Innings column about all the pitchers this Spring that need Tommy John surgery. A great medical case study, but a general managers nightmare.
Here’s the list of players from Spring Training that need Tommy John surgery.
1. Bruce Rondon, Tigers
2. Patrick Corbin, D-backs
3. Jarrod Parker, A’s
4. Brandon Beachy, Braves
5. Kris Medlen, Braves
6. Luke Hochevar, Royals
Beachy, Medlen and Parker are having their second Tommy John surgery. For the teams involved, it leaves them scrambling to look for a quality pitcher to fill either the starting rotation or bullpen spot.
Until then, see ya at the park.
People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.