Seriously, Pudge, what?
“It’s been really tough,” he said. “I don’t wish anybody to go what I’ve been through. It’s not easy. Try to come to the park and don’t let it happen. When I leave this park, it’s just going back to the same stuff, and it’s not easy.”
“I’m human. I’m not a machine. When you go through tough times, it’s very hard to put it aside, especially when you live with a person for 15 years. It’s not an easy thing to do, because we have two kids.”
The struggles, he said, have been far more mental than physical. “That’s the sad part about it,” he said. “Physically, I’m feeling great. It’s the end of September and I feel like I can play a couple more months. That’s how great I feel. Personally, I’m in great shape. But my mind is not there.”
He hopes to fix that this winter. He’s getting help on opening up — not his stance, but his mind. “I’m a guy who keeps too much stuff inside of me,” he said. “I need to take that stuff out. And the only way I can do that is learn how to communicate, express my feelings. This has been coming for a long time.”
Trammell sees missed chances
Great. Ask A-Rod for the number of his therapist.
Also, and I’m really hoping this is typo on the part of the website, but… “we have two kids”? Pudge, buddy, pal, I hate to break it to ya, but, er, at last count you had three. Three children. Remember? Two of ’em are even named after you. One appears to be a shorter, thinner carbon copy of you. But, yeah, definitely three of ’em.
Time to sound the funeral dirges and finally lay this season to rest. That’s it, we’re done. Completely and utterly done to a blackened carbonized crisp. I’m sure that if we were still in contention Bondo would be OK to pitch, but as Tram said, why wouldn’t you shut him down now? You may as well preserve for the future.
His kid brother is really sick, so maybe this will give him a chance to go home and be with the family or something that will make me think marginally more positive thoughts right now.
I dunno, nothing more to really say. I’m pleased with the way Pena’s been hitting again, streaky bugger that he is, and Shelton’s been respectable these past few days. I still really like Granderson.
But there’s really nothing you can do right now beyond sitting back and waiting for the season to end.