Me to comment, respond, or articulate on the comments made by Dr Morgan. I have not spoken with Craig in two weeks since our last ‘check up’ but the comments he made were his own. He, unfortunately, like me has little to no filter when asked about things he feels comfortable with knowledge wise. My arm and pitching, and shoulders, are certainly topics he is smarter than anyone I’ve ever met on.
However, like so many times before, the timing is horrific. I apologize to anyone being asked to respond or comment, this is not the time. The team is and will be focused on beating Tampa, as it should be.
Regardless of how anyone feels about the ‘what ifs’ involved here, they are irrelevant. What’s done is done and even though I’d kill to be able to take the ball right now, I can’t. No one gains from looking back and wondering what if, most of all my teammates or the organization.
My arm feels fantastic, I’ve thrown quite a bit over the past month to know if I wanted to get ready for camp I most assuredly could. The bigger task will be to get my ankle ‘fixed’ or ‘right’ again for the first time in 5 years.That, along with the immense amount of work needed to strengthen my shoulder/arm and all that goes with that.
The comments made by Craig were done in context I have no clue about. I don’t know who/where or what he was speaking about or to, and don’t care.
If I make the decision to return it will happen when/where and how it needs to and no one will know about it until I’m actually ready to pitch. If I don’t then I’ll continue steering the 38 Studios ship as best I can, help Shonda raise our 4 kids and continuing enjoying the hell out of being a dad that is actually home more than a month or two a year.