Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Surviving the First Shot

The Indians survived a scare today as C.C. took a batted ball off of his left wrist/forearm and was rushed off of the mound, only to find that the X-rays came back negative. Before there is rejoicing that the Indians dodged a bullet, let’s all remember that Hafner didn’t break any bones at first look last year either.

Ol’ Crooked Cap is listed as day to day and may be pushed back in the rotation to let him ease his way back into the rotation. While the “Call up Atom Miller” movement gained some immediate steam, it’s more likely that the Indians would have let Brian Slocum have a couple of starts to allow Miller to start the season at AAA to refine his repertoire.

Though not reported, it’s possible that the ball hitting C.C.’s arm looked a little somthing like this.

OK, that was downright mean. But, maybe carrying some extra girth allowed C.C. to avoid serious injury. I’m not a doctor (nor do I play one on TV), but day-to-day with further evaluation sounds a lot better than a broken fill-in-the-blank and missing X amount of starts.

Let’s all say a little extra prayer (after taking our vitamins) tonight that the aCCe will start the season in the rotation and not in a cast.


Cy Slapnicka said...

See what happens when you play the "what if" game?

Perhaps we can play a little game called "just the tip" instead? Just for a second, just to see how it feels?

t-bone said...

only down 4%, in the words of harry doyle... "let's hear you diatribers!"

t-bone said...

in the SI voting, that is.

Rockdawg said...

After a strong push from the North Carolina contingent, PTC is now back on top in the Polls. Keep voting poeples!!! On "Around the Horn" today, two of those jokers took the Tigers to win the Central, while the other two took the Twins. Love to see that, those guys are are terrible, except for Michael Smith.

Baltimoran said...

nice comeback by the dia tribe, keep it up.

i love seeing people pick anyone other than the tribe, being a favorite doesn't seem to work out to well. Jay Mariotti's eye brows are the greatest thing on television.