John Maine is so hard on himself!

maine hand.jpgSo far, spring hasn’t been so kind to John Maine, but I’m not worried. He’s coming back after surgery, just starting to get his groove back. He says he’s pitching with no pain; he feels good. But poor Johnny is just so hard on himself!

We all know Carlos Delgado keeps a journal, and lately those with keen eyes will have seen Daniel Murphy jotting notes in a similar one. Now, an anonymous source sent me a copy of John Maine’s journal. The one he keeps off the field…

Excerpt from the journal of John Maine:

Woke up at 7:08 today. I pressed snooze once, and I didn’t intend to do that, but I feel good.

I burned the toast, threw the oven mitt on the floor. I can make better toast–I know I can. I’ll have to do better next time.

Why couldn’t I finish my crossword puzzle? Four squares empty. I can do the whole crossword. I don’t know what happened. Those squares just got away from me. I’m mad.

Pelf beat me to warm up today. How could I let that happen? Must drive faster tomorrow.
Knew I shouldn’t have pressed snooze.




    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Yes, poor Johnny, give yourself a break.

    I got sucked into watching the WBC yesterday– but it was a real joy! D-Wright went 3-for-5, and they beated Venezuela(!) like rented mules. It was all about pitching– V’s lineup is loaded, but they have no bullpen. Also saw Australia beat Mexico (!) which was surreal.

    Jose Reyes had a brilliant explanation for why the DR was beaten by the Netherlands on Saturday: “Baseball is crazy sometimes.” Word!


  2. popejonash

    Heya Zoe – In his haste, John also misdialed a cell number by pressing the 2 instead of the 5; ironed a crease into his chinos which was 2 degrees off vertical and spelt Port St Lucie ‘Port St Lucia’ in a postcard to his family. His day just goes from worse to worse. He needs to get a grip!I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve added you to my list of favorite Mets bloggers. You’re the first name on there on my MLBlog. Keep up the good work.Ash

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