I'm watching the Marlins-Mets exhibition game on MLB Network right now and Ike Davis, the Mets first baseman was just at the plate.
The last time I saw Davis play was at Coors Field last May when he got into a little collision near the mound. The play was pretty innocuous and I was surprised when Davis left the game. I was even more surprised as the season went on that he was still out of the lineup. He missed the entire season with a bone bruise in his left ankle, a condition that usually takes, at most 6 weeks to fully heal.
Look, I know it wasn't my ankle but come on. How does that play and injury cost him the last 4 1/2 months of the season?
Now you might say, I'd like to see you play on a bruised ankle. OK, fair question. I played the last 6 weeks of my old guy's baseball season with a broken right ankle after getting drilled with a pitch on July 24th. Because we only had nine guys show up I had to play the rest of that game. I missed one week of action, although the word action and old guy's baseball aren't always mentioned in the same sentence. So don't tell me about tough guy Ike Davis and his bruised ankle.
Andy Cornell, football coach and not a big baseball guy, says baseball players are soft. As much as I hate to admit it, they are. Well, not all of them.