I didn’t never EVER want to have to write this, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
- long unhappy sigh
Jeff Bagwell had to remove himself from the game because of pain in his shoulder. Again. I’ve watched him “throw” – and to be honest, I throw a LOT better than he does right now. Heck, my KIDS throw a lot better than he does right now. He’s not hitting well or hitting for power and it looks to me like he’s barely following through with his right arm when he does swing. He hit a ball to the warning track the other day and it looked to me like the shock and pain went clear down to his feet.
The man gave it his best shot, but sometimes trying your best just don’t do the job. I gotta take my hat off to Drayton McLane for being man enough to give Baggy his last shot, in spite of the fact that it might could cost him with the insurance company. And now I wanna take my hat off to Baggy for being a man and thanking Drayton for giving him a chance and then going out on top.
Truth be told, I think Baggy knows his shoulder will NOT hold up to playing ML ball – seems to me I see it in his face. And a friend who is at ST said Baggy looked pretty down to him too.
I do believe him when he said he wanted to earn the 17 mill that IS coming to him. But not even the 25th man on a team can have so few skills even for the ML minimum.
I know it’s hard to admit you can’t do it when the spirit is willing but the flesh is not. But a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do…