Once I started pitching, I’m not sure my left arm ever didn’t hurt. For more than three decades, whether in Little League or the minor leagues or Fenway Park in Boston, there was pain. Sharp or dull, in the elbow or at the shoulder. Throwing fastballs as a kid or junk as a lefty trying to stay in the big leagues, it all led to pain. It would be dulled by aspirin or beer or more powerful cocktails of medicine and booze. But it would never leave.
NYT: The Former Met Bob Ojeda Relives Both Glory and Pain
Chris Davis, non-pitcher, pitching two innings for the win.
I wasn’t Secretariat. I was that No. 3 horse that could go to the post every week and get a check for you. I wasn’t a dominant pitcher, or a perennial All-Star … I don’t say that to be overly modest. I’ve just looked at my career pretty objectively. I lived in the Hall of Enjoyment for 25 seasons and you can’t beat that.
What $82.5 million of sub-par quality looks like.
What do Roy Halladay and Walter Johnson have in common?
No one has gone deep into road starts for longer or more consistently in the past 90 years. From ESPN.com:
Halladay has gone at least six innings in 60 straight road starts, the longest streak since Walter Johnson did it in 82 straight from 1911-1915.