Cleanlimess is next to god-awfulmess.
Making his first extensive comments since the suspension, Cervelli said in an interview with Newsday that going to the clinic in 2011 was his mistake, resulting in consequences he has to own.
“I talked to my agents, my lawyers and that’s what I said,” Cervelli said. “Let’s stand up and that’s it. I don’t want to keep this soap opera going.”
Cervelli, whose career has been beset by injuries, said his reason for involving himself with the clinic was simple. Biogenesis offered the possibility of “a quick fix,” he said, a faster return from a broken left foot suffered in March 2011 when he was battling for a backup job.
“I felt so many times in my career a little scared I’m going to lose my job,” said Cervelli, who finally achieved what he called his “dream” of being the starting catcher of the Yankees this spring. “Every year I have to go to spring training and fight for a job.”
...Cervelli, though he didn’t specify, said he took advice from people he shouldn’t have.
“Sometimes you listen to people who have nothing to lose; that’s dangerous,” he said. “When you’re desperate or anxious or scared, that’s when you have to step back, slow down and think about what can happen in the future with your actions in the present.”
...As he’s continued working out at the complex, Cervelli has been open about his situation with younger players in the organization.
“I talked to all the kids here in the rookie league, just be careful with your circle and the people around you, especially the people that have nothing to lose because they don’t care if you fail or are a success,” he said. “I’m not going to tell anybody what they have to do, what decisions they have to make. Prevent a little bit about when you’re desperate, anxious or whatever, what bad decisions you can make, so just be careful. Just listen to your heart and listen to good people.”
Posted: October 09, 2013 at 04:42 AM | 58 comment(s)
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