Special Treat Alert! NBC’s own Joe Posnanski has been at NBC Sports’ mothership for the past couple of days and he, Kay Adams and I had a chance to tape some HBT Extra segments about some of the issues of the day. This is the first one: Bud Selig’s retirement and legacy.
I hope you enjoy this. We had a lot of fun. The others will follow in the next couple of days:
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a Mets player struggles mightily for an extended period, to the point where it seems pretty obvious that something is wrong with him. The team says that he’s merely “sore” or “banged up” or something and the team either plays short-handed for a while or deals with the diminished player taking his hacks. Then, when he is eventually placed on the disabled list, it’s revealed that he has more serious trouble than general soreness or being banged up.
You ask for miracles, Theo, I give you the New York Mets:
He had been put on the DL a couple of days ago, but now it’s clear what the problem is. It may also illuminate why Bruce is hitting just .212/.292/.321 with three homers and 17 RBI in 236 plate appearances this season.
The Mets have not announced a timetable for Bruce.