The MLB season is now completely open for business and in the first two days of action some familiar patterns have reared their heads. On opening day Boston's JD Drew injured himself. On day two Pedro Martinez injured himself. Mr. Injury, Nomar Garciaparra didn't even make it to Opening Day. This begs the question, why are some guys so prone to injury? JD (stands for "Just Disabled") Drew can't make it from the locker room to the field without pulling a hammy. Pedro throws 5 pitches looking like he's got his old form and then, blau!, he's back on the DL. Are they unlucky or just fragile like little porcelain figurine bobbleheads?
Another pattern is repeating itself this season as well. The curse of the Chronically Terrible has once again struck Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Baltimore, and its latest victim, San Francisco. Does anyone remember when the Pirates we're good? I think they had a guy named Barry Lamar Bonds. Coincedentally, the last time San Francisco was good they had a guy named Barry Lamar Bonds, but if you go to AT&T park you won't see any sign of his existence. How must it feel to be a bottom feeder team knowing that you have 160 games left and you'll probably lose 100 of those? Talk about depression sessions.
So, take your pick. Would you rather be chronically injured or terminally terrible? Either way, there are spots in the MLB for both.
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