Yeah… imagine that.
Just when I was ready to say that his dumb alter ego went and took
control of him again, Alex goes off and does something not dumb… he
makes a good decision… who could’ve seen that coming?
Seriously though, now that the news is out that Alex will indeed be opting for “a less invasive surgery”
that will have him out till late April or May [with the latter more
likely], instead of just playing through it, it’s time to break it
down. Why is it a good move? The answers:
1. Because Dr. Philippon says it is…
I’m not the brightest person in the world [yes I am], but I’m sure that
that would be the person you’d want to listen to. I forget what those
two letters before his name mean, but I know they’re mildly important.
2. Because it gives Alex a much needed vacation…
no, I’m not talking a sitting on the beach type. He had plenty of time
to do that in the Bahamas. I’m talking about a vacation [albeit a short
one] from the torture. Unless the press is desperate enough to continue
stalking him or Alex finds a way to stir controversy in recovery, he
will be out of the spotlight for a few, which could do him some good
[or no harm at least].
3. Because gives Alex a golden opportunity…
It won’t give him the chance to redeem himself completely, but if
[Baseball Gods forbid] the Yanks somehow manage to play ’08 ball this
April, the fans will surely be anticipating Alex’s return even more..
and though the pressure will be great [which is something he should be
used to by now], if he manages to bash them out of the ballpark when
he’s back, he’ll look like Superman. Anything is possible [not really,
but Garnett said it so it sounds good].
Alex will still need an additional surgery after the season, going with
this option now makes it so that he can rehab faster while decreasing
the chances he’ll have a setback than if he tries to be Superman now
and play through the pain. I dare say again: smart move.
– Only saw the second half of the USA game yesterday, but ahhhh, good stuff. I missed me some meaningful baseball.
– Also yesterday, D.R. lost, P.R. won… hehe.
– Mo looked kinda cool in a Panama uniform.