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March 2, 2009

Orioles: Parrish on Parrish

parrishmug.jpgOrioles beat writer Jeff Zrebiec got an update from John Parrish this morning. Here is John's take on his sore shoulder:

"It’s good now,'' he said. "I start a throwing program tomorrow. It was something that I probably would have never said anything about before. I would have just thrown through that. But I figured, it’s early, it’s long, it’s spring training. Let’s go ahead and knock it out and see where we’ll stand.

"It was my second bullpen when I got down here. The day before I was real tight and eventually got loose. The next day, I threw a bullpen and I just couldn’t really get loose. Normally, I wouldn’t say anything. But it’s a long spring and it’s early.

"I’m not frustrated. I’m looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow. Everything came back well with the MRI and all that. We did a lot of precautionary stuff and we did all the work. Now, it’s back to throwing tomorrow.

"We’ll start off with 25 throws and we’ ll see from there. We’ll see. I didn’t miss too much time. I missed a week and a half. It’s not going to take too long to get back out there on the mound."

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 9:27 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Just baseball


I love following the Orioles, but I don't know much about baseball, so I don't know what to make of it when pitchers develop these nagging injuries and they and the higher ups say it is nothing to worry about. I would think that in order to pitch at this level, everything must work at its optimum level and these things tend to hang around for a long time. I know that when I get tennis elbow it takes forever to heal, but then I am old. Should we really expect that these guys are ready for the start of the season?

hey pete. thanks for the updates. please keep them coming.

btw, when the old orioles (dempsey and mac) come around and talk about the old days, do they talk about it to the players and coaches or just the media? and do you ever get the feeling that it's counter-productive (like the players and coaches never want to hear about the old oriole stories again)? is there real value in bringing the old o's around or is it more of a warm and fuzzy for the fans?

Pete's reply: I think it's both.

Happy Anniversary, Peter. Hope it was a great one.

Adam Eaton? Eccch. The guy has never been any good. Picking him up is like buying an orange furry sofa cheap just because it originally had a high sticker price.

im probably not the biggest baseball fan but i have watched parrish pitch when he was healthy. he not bad. sometimes he even looks unhittable. i think he be good in our bullpin. i was actually surprised when the orioles got rid of him. not sure if he was traded, let go, or what happened but when he was healthy he didnt do a bad job here.

Parrish should be given a crack at the rotation before Adam Eaton. We've seen Eaton for years now. He's sub-average in the NL. Why would he be any better in the AL East?

Compare that to a guy like Parrish who has far more raw talent and has improved with every season. I hope he, Pauley, Penn, Hennessey, Bergesen, etc. won't be denied a roster spot on Eaton's account.

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