"...obviously he's spent so much time trying to control his disease that the fitness part of it wasn't the No. 1 priority there. Now he's going to start on that, basically, and as I mentioned before, I think the offseason is going to be a very important time for him."
(Manny Acta, via Nationals Journal, 9/9/2008)
Hey! Welcome back, Dmitri Young!
Unfortunately, according to Manny Acta, it turns out that only Prong 1 of the "two-pronged mission" is complete: his diabetes is in check. Good news. Prong 2 (fitness), apparently has not been achieved. And sadly, now there's a Prong 3 (quad injury, see Prong 2, which may or may not have occurred on $1.00 hot dog night in Vermont).
So, who knows when (if?) we'll see Da Meathook back in the lineup? Viera in '09? Is he (at least) available to pinch hit?
All kidding aside, hope you get your sh*t together again, Dmitri, and keep it together...
(Photo of Dmitri Young on TV by The Nationals Enquirer staff)