BEATING THE DEAD HORSE
As valued reader ML stated bluntly, “How much more do they have to do to tell this puss that his shoulder is fine? They should change his name in all the programs to Kerry Wont.”
That remark came based on the news that Wood’s shoulder looks perfect upon re-examination.
“RHP Kerry Wood visited Dr. Tim Kremchek in Cincinnati on Monday. Kremchek operated on Wood’s shoulder last August. Wood threw a side session while hooked up to equipment for biomechanical analysis. “The MRI in Dr. Kremchek’s terms, stated it was pristine, that the labia repair looked as if it was completely intact, looked like it had healed nicely and perfectly. He said his rotator cuff looks pristine, the joint looks good. So there is no significant concerns of any kind of significant issue or injury or anything like that,” trainer Mark O’Neal said. Wood is back on the disabled list after making just four starts. …”
Then buddy Tim Ellsworth passed along this nugget from Rotoworld, indicative of how Dusty rolls:
“With Phil Nevin starting in left field, Matt Murton is on the bench Monday, even through the Cubs are facing left-hander Chris Capuano.
Juan Pierre has a 502 OPS against lefties. Jacque Jones is at 631. Still, it’s Murton, who is at 916 in 68 at-bats, getting sent to the bench to make room for Nevin. Dusty Baker has done a lot more harm than good all season long.”
If you’re going to give Murton a chance to roll, it’s against lefties. But Dusty would rather play the vets. In his defense Jones and Nevin had been providing some power, so he would have heard it if he sat them too.
I don’t think Dusty will last past the All-Star Break.