Nov 20, 2009, 8:20 AM EDT
Paul Lo Duca was on XM radio yesterday lobbying for a spring training invite:
“I’m completely healthy. I feel unbelievable. I’ve been hitting the
last four or five days constantly and started my workouts. I feel
great. My hand feels 100 percent for the first time in a while. My
hamstring and my knee finally healed after the surgery I had there. … I
want to come back and play.”
You know, there are crazier things than a team taking a chance on Lo Duca. For example, maybe there’s a 37 year-old, no-hit catcher who wrote personal checks to buy illegal drugs, had an affair with a teenager and was caught up in gambling allegations who doesn’t have Lo Duca’s infectious enthusiasm.