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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.