Never have I been so interested in nails, since the episode of Seinfeld when Elaine sent George’s father into a nail salon to spy on the manicurists. A lot of attention is being paid to A.J. Burnett’s injury (if you could even call it that). Yesterday, he told the papers that he could have been wearing an acrylic nail attached to his finger two weeks ago to aid the process. A.J. however, declined the nail because the colour didn’t match with his baby blue eyes.
His actual reason for not doing it was that he wanted to hone his changeup and slider, before resorting back to his curveball. Yes, better to have four average pitches, than two nasty pitches (his fastball, and curveball). So I can see why he didn’t want to go the Sally Hansen route.
In related news, B.J. Ryan threw another scoreless inning in yesterday’s 4-1 loss to the Pirates. Though afterwards, he complained of soreness in his left elbow. Not ordinary soreness, like “I just woke up after banging Pam Anderson all night” soreness. But the trainers say it’s nothing to worry about.
Again, that’s like Tommy Lee saying “Yeah baby, don’t worry - it’s just a rash, nothing to worry about!”. Then it ends up being Hepatitis B. Sorry Pam.