Cliff Lee

I’m sure most Phillies fans had the same reaction I did when I saw the headlines about Cliff Lee’s injury/soreness “You’ve got to be kidding!!”  The more I read about it, particularly the quotes from Amaro and Lee that everything is fine, the more worried I got.  Not because I think Amaro is lying- but because athletes in general tend to downplay their injuries, and particularly so when they are a new arrival to a team (and have a had a history of small, nagging injuries).  Hopefully this will be just what Lee and Amaro have stated- nothing to worry about- but history tells us that when someone says “there is nothing to worry about”, frequently we have a lot more to worry about than we ever thought possible.  I, along with all Phillies fans will be watching Lee closely (if he does start when scheduled) during his first spring training appearance next week.


One comment

  1. thegoodofthegame

    Lee had a bad back last year and still pitched out of his mind. Players are still cold and can have some aches and pains when they start stretching out in the spring, especially pitchers. I’m not worried yet. If he can’t throw and has to leave a spring training game because of it, then I’ll be worried. But I know how you feel, it’s like you just got a brand new ferrari but you’re nervous every time you drive it in fear of getting a scratch on it. I’m sure we’ll all be on pins and needles the whole season over the collective health of this team.


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