There's a blog called that delves into an assortment of subjects with understated flair.

Its author brought his most recent post to my attention and, in return, I want to bring it to your attention.

The blog post is a letter to Joe Nathan.

"Wow.   That Tommy John thing is really something.   I’m sure Dr. Andrews already told you all this, but I was amazed to learn they take a tendon from another part of your body and loop it into your damaged elbow to stabilize everything."

It's worth reading on.


"But I also learned something else.  Sometimes they don’t use your tendon.  Sometimes they insert the tendon from another donor.  Well, that got me to thinking… and I got this idea.

"You see, it’s not like I’m ever going to have a baseball career or anything.  I mean, let’s face it, my shot at glory has faded.  But then I just get ideas like the one I just mentioned and there seems to be some glimmer of hope.
So I’ll just say it.

"Joe.  It would be so incredibly awesomely cool if … if you’d use my tendon for your Tommy John Surgery.  I mean, if that’s the route you’re going to go.

"I mean, I’m just imaging you coming in and blowing away Pujols on a nasty slider to lock down the 2011 World Series, and I’d be high-fiving my friends at the bar and screaming… SCREAMING!!!… at the top of my lungs, 'That’s my tendon! ' "


You can read the whole thing here ... and then I suggest bookmarking the blog.

Have a great weekend. The TwinsCentric crew is having a viewing party at Major's in Apple Valley starting at noon Saturday, complete with door prizes and a chance to watch the Twins-Phillies game with Seth, John, Parker and Nick. You should go.


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