Mike just said that if Joba really wants to start that he would leave it up to him and let him start. That is so nice of Mike. I am sure that Joba appreciates it. I think that Joba was wavering and uncertain if Mike was going to feel ok with everything after he defied Mike and went into the starting rotation.
Joba, you are ok to start now. Mike would prefer if you stayed in your room inside the bullpen because he feels that your body is suited for being a closer, just like his is suited for long sits in a chair and injesting large quantities of diet soda.
Joba, Mike has given you permission to start, but remember, if you start and fail or get hurt, Mike will be there, first in line, saying I TOLD YOU SO
And Now, A Note From Brian Powell
6 years ago