Stuff to chew on...
Great article here about pitchers trying to return from torn labrums. Makes Tommy John surgery seem like getting a sliver removed.
I couldn't help but laugh as Mark Prior got shelled for 6 runs in the 1st inning. It seemed to me that he threw nothing but not very fast-fastballs. To his credit Prior talked about how bad he stunk.
Dusty remains delusional: "This is the hitters' time of the year right now," Baker said. "It's hot. The wind is blowing out. The ball is flying out of here. Every ball up in the air on us was a home run. I'm sure he'll be better next time."
He also added: "You're always looking for miracles. But you're being a realist at the same time. This is a tough challenge for him the first time out."
1st time out? What were all those minor league outings then? I'm so sick of guys coming off injury and rehabbing in the minors and still not being ready to go when they return to the big club. If he dominated yesterday would it then be luck? Such garbage.
As for the Bulls and their 2 1st round picks, I don't want to hear anymore about anyone that is 6'7" or shorter. We have enough guards and small forwards. Draft big or trade the picks. Or if you do pick a 3 or a guard, it better be because you have a package with Ben Gordon ready to go for a proven 4 or 5.
People talk about Thomas and Aldridge as if they are not sure things. Of course they aren't. You think Morrison is? Who is? Not one player in this draft is a sure thing. Thomas and Aldridge are the best available players for the Bulls and their needs. Period.