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Friday, March 01, 2013

Scott Proctor whose career detoured through a bottle, seeks SF Giants job

The right-hander is a recovering alcoholic who said he has been sober for four years and sees his career and life on an upswing. In two Cactus League games for the Giants he has faced eight batters and allowed no hits, with one walk.

The popular narrative of Proctor’s downfall as a pitcher held that his arm blew out because Yankees manager Joe Torre overused him in 2006 and 2007. He pitched in 83 games both year, including 31 for the Dodgers after a midseason trade in 2007.

Proctor tells a different story.

“I think some things that happened and some poor choices on how I lived my life led to it more than anything,” he said.

Part of that was not eating right or sleeping enough, the basics of being a good athlete, but that was not the killer. He said he had a “serious drinking problem,” a binge drinker who stopped when he ran out of booze or passed out.

His teammates saw it. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was not shy about telling Proctor he needed to stop. In 2009, he said, he did stop while rehabbing after Tommy John surgery.

“Mariano had been on me a long time about just making wiser choices,” Proctor said. “Then I had a bullpen coach, Steve Foster, a really good Christian guy who tried to help me make a change in my life, and thank goodness I’m married to a great woman (Carrie) who has been supportive throughout my career, through the good and bad, and I owe a lot to her.”

Thanks to Phil.

Repoz Posted: March 01, 2013 at 08:11 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gamingboy Posted: March 01, 2013 at 08:41 PM (#4378713)
Oh god, Joe Torre is going to have him replace Chris Perez, isn't he?
   2. Darren Posted: March 01, 2013 at 09:24 PM (#4378733)
Mariano once again comes off as a good guy.
   3. Rickey! isn't dirty, he just *hustles* Posted: March 01, 2013 at 09:38 PM (#4378740)
Eventually we'll learn that Mo was mainlining crank, running a Russian sex slave business while participating in terribly disturbing rape/torture/cannibalism fetish sites on the internet, I'm sure.
   4. Gamingboy Posted: March 01, 2013 at 09:43 PM (#4378742)
Eventually we'll learn that Mo was mainlining crank, running a Russian sex slave business while participating in terribly disturbing rape/torture/cannibalism fetish sites on the internet, I'm sure.


I thought Mariano Rivera dressed as the "Sandman" on off-days to break up stuff like that?
   5. hardrain Posted: March 01, 2013 at 09:44 PM (#4378743)
#2 It's okay that Mo is a good guy. This world must be allowed a few.
   6. beer on a stick Posted: March 01, 2013 at 09:45 PM (#4378744)
Eventually we'll learn that Mo was mainlining crank, running a Russian sex slave business while participating in terribly disturbing rape/torture/cannibalism fetish sites on the internet, I'm sure.


Worse...We'll find out he did steroids!
   7. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: March 01, 2013 at 09:50 PM (#4378751)
I posted this in the entirely wrong thread.
   8. beer on a stick Posted: March 01, 2013 at 10:02 PM (#4378761)
Eventually we'll learn that Mo was mainlining crank, running a Russian sex slave business while participating in terribly disturbing rape/torture/cannibalism fetish sites on the internet, I'm sure.


Worse...We'll find out he did steroids!
   9. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: March 01, 2013 at 11:51 PM (#4378824)
Well, can I still blame Torre for ruining Broxton?
   10. booond Posted: March 02, 2013 at 12:53 AM (#4378896)
Eventually we'll learn that Mo was mainlining crank, running a Russian sex slave business while participating in terribly disturbing rape/torture/cannibalism fetish sites on the internet,


Is that a bad thing?
   11. Ray (RDP) Posted: March 02, 2013 at 02:33 AM (#4378992)
Mariano once again comes off as a good guy.


And yet, nobody seems to have noticed that Rivera according to Proctor was completely ineffective in getting Proctor to stop drinking. It was Steve Foster who he ultimately listened to.
   12. bigglou115 Posted: March 02, 2013 at 02:36 AM (#4378994)
Uhm, wasn't Proctor playing for MLB teams in the last 4 years when he was supposedly sober? I think he was pretty terrible for ATL in 2010, although he might have been hurt I can't remember.
   13. Bourbon Samurai Posted: March 02, 2013 at 07:04 AM (#4379042)
Eventually we'll learn that Mo was mainlining crank, running a Russian sex slave business while participating in terribly disturbing rape/torture/cannibalism fetish sites on the internet,


Is that a bad thing?


Crank is a performance enhancing drug in the sex slave business. Not kosher.
   14. Bruce Markusen Posted: March 02, 2013 at 10:58 AM (#4379151)
Yeah, it's Rivera's fault that Proctor did not stop drinking. Good grief.

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