A: Not at all. You're always running somewhere. [Former Astros outfielder] Terry Puhl told me long ago, "If you're not tired at the end of the day, you're not playing it right."
3. Isn't your batting helmet listed among the Superfund's toxic hot spots?
A: Actually, this one is pretty clean. I got a new helmet when we changed logos a couple of years ago. There's just dirt and pine tar on it. The clubhouse guys are under strict orders never to touch it.
Good omen? In the first game of the Angels' world championship season last year, pitching coach Bud Black went to the mound to talk to a struggling Jarrod Washburn in the first inning. This year a wobbly John Lackey couldn't get through the opening inning without a word from Black....
The most unbeatable pitcher in baseball isn't Randy Johnson. It's the same guy who had a losing record in the independent Western Baseball League in 1997: Giants reliever Chad Zerbe. Including three World Series appearances and games through Sunday, Zerbe was undefeated (5-0) in 85 career appearances in the major leagues....
Where have you gone, Iron Man McGinnity? Of the 180 pitchers who started a game through Sunday, none reached the 120-pitch mark.
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