An MRI ruled out a disk problem, so that's good: the problem is muscular. Beckett said he got a good night's sleep on Monday and he was "walking somewhat gingerly" yesterday.
The one thing we're not going to do is send him over there to pitch three innings and hurt his back. We just want him to be healthy for the long haul. ... [A]nd when he feels good enough that he thinks he could pitch, then we'll probably sit him a couple more days, just because we don't want to ... start doing things that could re-aggravate it.Mike Greenwell, on Dan Duquette:
I really thought what he did to that organization was a shame and I'll say that right to his face. What he did to that organization was a shame.Laying the groundwork for the team's first World Series title in 86 years? Yeah, that was a damn shame.
Bill James, talking with Gordon Edes:
All research begins with ignorance. The ability to focus on what it is that you do not know is critical to doing research. ... We do not understand the world; the world is billions of times more complicated than our minds.