"It's just about staying focused and finishing the month strong, not [slacking] off and making sure that not everything that we put into this season for six-and-a-half months, counting spring training, goes out the drain in the last month of the season. Because this game is just like life. What have you done for me lately?"
(Manny Acta, via Washington Post, 9/01/2007)
Escobar Injury Shocker! Does this mean I can stop holding my breath? After being declared "more than likely out for the rest of the year" just a few days ago (although I'd like to find the person who thought he actually had even a teeny tiny shot at coming back before the end of the season), Alex Escobar is now officially done. Cooked. Out for the rest of the year. Stunning. AE will have ankle surgery, soon. The countdown starts now for the appearance of the first "Alex Escobar is feeling the best he's felt since he was 16 and is just weeks away from rejoining the team" story. With that said, I hope they keep him around, just for fun.
Big Pattsy Surgery Shocker! The leeches and yoga didn't work.
- Chico, Abreu get called up. Where's Detwiler?
- Return to normalcy for Bonds. Thomas Boswell declares Steroid Era over.
- Don't forget to vote in the MLB Mascot Brackets over at Home Run Derby! Voting is open until Labor Day at Midnight -- Vote for your Racing Presidents vs. Bernie Brewer... Dan Steinberg is probably sitting at his computer voting as you read this!
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)