Tuesday, October 12, 2004
I was reading Will Carroll on Baseball Prospectus and wanted to pass along a few interesting comments [all links BP pay-per-view]:
• Gordon is still experiencing some vision problems as a result of being hit with a champagne cork during the celebration.
• Curt Schilling re-injured his damaged ankle during his ALDS Game One start. He'll not only have his normal shot of painkiller Marcaine, he'll be wearing a small, lace-up style ankle brace. While it is not expected to be any more of a problem than it has been for most of the season, the brace is something new and anything new has a chance to throw things off, even if it's a slight change. Schilling has previously had his ankle taped, something that can be much more effective than a brace, but which tends to lose effectiveness over the course of a game due to sweat and stretching of the fabric. Watch Schilling closely in warm-ups. Worst-case scenario, he'll remove the brace.