2006 Cubs

A fan's account of the 2006 Cubs season.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

What Else is New?

Lee is taking it slow as to not aggravate the shoulder, and they claim wood will be ready in late April. I'm not buying it at all. He'll be ready for something, just not pitching. I would put money down that something else comes up that side tracks him. At least Lee is a bull and will be fine in a few days. He will be ready to hit .340 and 40 HR's. Amazing that he and Prior see the same specialist on the same day and no one worries about Lee. Think about it.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Injuries, Injuries, Injuries

So another week and more strange injuries. Lee bruised his shoulder (damn WBC), but at least he will be fine in a few days. At least his was because of actual game action unlike the other injury we are now dealing with. Another year, another Prior injury. Not too shocking that he is hurt because well it is Prior. This might not be a freak thing though. He's out at least 10 days before he can throw again and after that who knows. He might tear his arm out of the socket or he might be perfectly fine. What is the deal with these guys?
It reminds me of a comment that Maddox made a few years ago on this topic. He said that when he started they were told to pitch through minor pain. He has always done that and never been seriously hurt. Wood and Prior on the other hand have been babied and are sent to the Dr. everytime that they feel any pain. I don't want anyone to end their career, but might some of this be in their head? If they feel pain they think injury. This cannot be good for their mechanics and they don't pitch the way they should. These "minor" setbacks put them on the shelf for months at a time because we don't want them to end their career. If we don't let them (or make them) pitch now their careers might be over already.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Wood's knee

So it's not being fix, just cleaned up. It doesn't bother him and he doesn't want it done, but he is getting it 'scoped on Tuesday. What is going on here? We are trying to move him along through rehab to be ready by May and now this. I don't care if normally people are back to normal in a few days. This is Wood. Nothing is normal with him and everytime he goes under the knife it is an ordeal. This seems like another Cubs cover up for something bigger. None of it makes sense to me. Why are they doing this now if there is no real need and he doesn't want it????