Alright Carl, it’s been two years since I last had the distinct honor of watching you grimace after every pitch, rotating arm overhead in apparent discomfort before unleashing yet another lifeless fastball or flat splitter, resigned to a fate of wealthy mediocrity.
Were you injured? Were you unfocused?
Where’s the guy who was lights out in 2004? Where’s the guy who defeated Clemens in the World Series? The guy who was traded for Pedro Martinez?
Is he still there?
It goes without saying of course, that this is a great day, no matter what happens.
Well, unless Pavano leaves the game with shoulder fatigue. Than I’ll be pretty pissed.