“I don’t want to. If it was a do-or-die situation, then yeah, of course. If it was September, we’re pushing, that’s what you pitch for is to pitch in those situations. Not everybody’s 100 percent doing that pitching through the whole year anyways. If it came up to that, then absolutely, but we’re not to that point yet. … It would be tougher if things weren’t going as we wanted and guys weren’t throwing the ball well. It would be tougher to sit back and watch, but everyone’s pitching well so that’s why I’m gonna make sure I’m 100 percent before I go back out there.” --Clay Buchholz, on Monday
That’s the type of comment you hear from whom? Pedro Martinez, who’s won Cy Youngs, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling, a veteran guy. Some guy who looks around and says, “I know it’s not time yet, so I’m going to put the brakes on a little bit "
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