Ill be all right … I hope
When I got to third base while scoring on Shawn Green’s double in the third inning, my Achilles tendon went. You know people sometimes say they hear something. I didn?t hear anything, but I felt it — like an ice pick in my calf.
I want to play, and I don?t know what to think. I wanted to score that run. It?s the postseason. You don?t hold back. We wanted that run, and now my leg might hold me back.
My Achilles betrayed me. First, they said I?d stretched it. But then they said I strained it. What I say is I hurt it.*****.
I?m just glad I made it to the plate. I don?t remember what I was thinking as I ran or limped or whatever I did. I have mixed emotions — happy that I scored, and very ticked because I pulled it.
The good news is that I?ve got Monday and Tuesday to get treatment before we play again. And I’ve already started treatment with ice. I?ll be wearing one of those boots again. I don’t know, maybe it?ll get better in two days. If it doesn?t, I?ll deal with it. Someone already suggested to me that I could be the DH if we get into the World Series.
I?ll take that, I guess, but I want to play in the next series — every day hopefully — if we get to the World Series.
You know, Endy Chavez got me good with the champagne after the game. Just his way of saying thank you for getting him in the game. I left the game in good hands. So I?m not too worried.
We?ll be OK. Look what we did after we lost Pedro Martinez and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez.
I?ll just rub some champagne on it and see, or I?ll have a few beers. Maybe a few more, and by the time I get to Wednesday, I?ll be good to go.