Non-News of the Day

July 11, 2006 | Comments (0) | by Governor X

As my soul brothers at put it, "The sun rises. There's gridlock on the 405. And Eric Gagne is done for the season." Knock me over with a feather...

Somehow Monsieur Gagne suffered a herniated disk while on the DL for his disintegrating elbow.

As quickly as he rose from crappy AAA starter, Gagne has plummeted back down to earth. The guy who two years ago couldn't fart without picking up a save can't move now without further injuring himself. Though I enjoyed watching him in his prime not only as a Dodger fan, but as a baseball fan, looking back now one has to wonder if he was on something. A half-assed junkballer bulks up, starts throwing in the high 90s and then mysteriously when MLB starts testing for steroids, his body starts literally falling apart. Gagne's short life span reinforces my view that closers are a dime a dozen, but thats another rant for another day.

Not to be outdone, Kerry Wood suffered a torn rotator cuff and will be out for the season. A few years ago, this kid looked like the next Nolan Ryan. Now who knows what will become of him. One thing is certain, if he is ever to pitch again, the Cubs had damn sure better not rush him back. Good luck with that as long as Dusty Baker is the manager though...