Ender wrote:Luckily a random fan watching on TV was able to spot this easily while the team's physician, pitching coach, manager, catcher and other pitchers didn't notice it.
Have you ever listened to Steve Stone. I am the guy who was whispering insider information in his ear.
Trust me. I know baseball better than anyone including MLB managers. Managers will ride a pitcher through pain. If you need proof, just look back to all those 140 pitch count games Wood threw. That is what a manager will do.
I trust my eyes more than any game report. Lots of teams are about as good with injury reprots as the New England Patriots or Denver Broncos. Did you hear the latest reports from the Cubs? Prior is doing just fine and they expect him to rejoin the club any day.
If I was inside baseball I would easily put together a 100 win team every year.
Back to Sheets. I pitched. I know what pulling something in the rib cage will do. It becomes painfull to extend the arm while turning the torso. That is what Sheets looked like to my eyes. Call me wrong, but it is my eyes. And I am normally right about baseball.