So 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.