“If I have surgery and I have to sit out next year, I'd be done. Either he'll say this is going to heal up enough to pitch, or we're going to have to do surgery — which I don't want to do. With surgery, I have no chance and I'll miss all next year because it's a minimum of 12 months.”
“What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year.”
“They were very sad. But we haven't had her all year long. (Thursday) was just her third match after surgery on her knee. We lost her after the first match of the season. But she's the heart and pride of this team.”
“The surgery he had last year was the second one he's had and it is just a problem. He is no longer playing. He's in school and he'll finish the semester but he just doesn't feel comfortable with the shoulder.”