My guess is longer (I just dropped him)...anytime a guy is talking about retiring it can't be good. From the giants official site:
Outfielder Moises Alou has missed three games with lower back spasms and reported on Tuesday that he still feels pain while bending over.
He's puzzled about the injury, considering it came from nowhere.
"It's not like I did anything wrong, not like I dove," said Alou, who admitted he was angry at first but has decided to be calm and let the spasms subside.
"I should [be mad]. I'm tired of it, but I can do nothing about it," he said. "There's nobody who loves playing the game more than me. When I play, I play hard and I enjoy playing.
"I want to play next year," said Alou, who turns 40 on July 3. "If I do, I have to stay healthy. I'm sick and tired of being mad about it, too. So I have to get well."
Manager Felipe Alou said he is surprised about the back spasms.
"It's the first time Mo has showed up with something that didn't happen on the field," said Felipe.
Moises said he has mentioned retirement many times before, but if it gets close, "you don't want to mention that word. I love playing the game and I don't want to right now. Is somebody testing me? I don't want to think about it."