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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Brandon McCarthy: The Playoffs Ain’t Brain Surgery

When I had my most recent checkup with my neurosurgeon, I had to ask: If we get to the World Series, can I come back? He said that it’s not impossible—which was all I needed to hear. I have to monitor my concussion symptoms, and if they keep improving, then it’s something I’ll continue to aim for. After all, our team was 13 games behind in the AL West at the end of June and won the division on the season’s last day by beating out teams with way bigger payrolls. Impossible doesn’t mean much to us.

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Danny Posted: October 11, 2012 at 12:09 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: October 11, 2012 at 03:09 PM (#4264054)
"I was in surgery for 2½ hours, which is nice because after all the commotion I really needed a nap."

"Once I awoke, I was pleased to be alive (which is a big deal to me)"
   2. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: October 11, 2012 at 07:24 PM (#4264764)
Brandon is indeed awesome.
   3. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: October 11, 2012 at 07:54 PM (#4264812)
Brandon McCarthy didn't win himself that wife with his athleticism. He won her over with his gigantic balls. A ten of them.
   4. Danny Posted: October 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM (#4266097)
This seems more poignant today.

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