It’s only two days away from Opening Night, and we have casualties? What kind of nonsense is that? First, there was Aceves’ “balky back,” which is supposed to be better but still.
Then came Cervelli’s hammy – also reportedly better but not 100%.
Then there was news of Jorge’s stiff neck. He always seems to get stiff necks, so why can’t he just sleep on some decent pillows?
Then Marte announced that his shoulder was “cranky.” (Possibly, it’s because of the tattoo.)
Then the already fragile-as-glass Nick Johnson fouled a ball off his knee in today’s game against the O’s — the last real game of spring training. Wouldn’t you know?
And then the unthinkable: MO HAS A COLD.
I knew he wasn’t right when he came in to pitch and walked a guy. Of course it was because his nose was stuffed up and his head felt like it would explode. What other explanation could there be? Poor thing. If I were in Tampa, I’d rush over to Steinbrenner Field and bring him a bucket of this.
I hope Girardi makes all the healthy players suit up for tomorrow’s game against the minor leaguers wearing this.