I read this article that's by Carrie Muskat, and I know they do this all the time but I don't care. I love reading stuff like this, and it makes me happy. I believe it at least until everything starts getting suspicious. Actually, the news that Mark Prior is working like every other pitcher is suspicious.On the first day of workouts for pitchers and catchers, he did everything the other pitchers did, without limitations.
"I think everybody thought I was coming into camp limping, but I'm coming into camp ready to go," he said Friday.
The article also says how he can't listen to everyone about what he should do, and that he will get criticized because he's on a big stage.
He also says he wants to play, and I believe him. I've never questioned his desire to play."I've never judged somebody on whether they're hurting or not. You don't get to this level unless you want to play. You get weeded out in a hurry if you don't want to play."
Just don't question his desire.
"Trust me, I want to play," he said. "It's a lot easier having a day like [Thursday] when I can walk out of here and no one has to come and ask me what's going on with my physical well-being or psychological well-being or whether I covered first or not.
"I want to get back to answering, 'Why did you throw that 1-2 pitch?' or 'What were you thinking in the third inning?' I want to get back to those questions. If I get healthy this spring, hopefully everybody can put this behind us and move on."
I love Mark Prior, and for now I am happy with him. Just in case, I hope he has some invisible bubble wrap to protect himself.