Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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 09:11 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: giants

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Gamingboy Posted: March 01, 2013 at 09:41 PM (#4378713)
Oh god, Joe Torre is going to have him replace Chris Perez, isn't he?
   2. Darren Posted: March 01, 2013 at 10:24 PM (#4378733)
Mariano once again comes off as a good guy.
   3. Rickey! In a van on 95 south... Posted: March 01, 2013 at 10:38 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 10:43 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 10:44 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 10:45 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 Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: March 01, 2013 at 10:50 PM (#4378751)
I posted this in the entirely wrong thread.
   8. beer on a stick Posted: March 01, 2013 at 11:02 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 02, 2013 at 12:51 AM (#4378824)
Well, can I still blame Torre for ruining Broxton?
   10. booond Posted: March 02, 2013 at 01:53 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 03:33 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 03:36 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. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: March 02, 2013 at 08:04 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 11:58 AM (#4379151)
Yeah, it's Rivera's fault that Proctor did not stop drinking. Good grief.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Sheer Tim Foli
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogMichael Pineda ejected from Red Sox game after pine tar discovered on neck
(129 - 2:08am, Apr 25)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogNY Times: The Upshot: Up Close on Baseball’s Borders
(62 - 2:04am, Apr 25)
Last: OCF

NewsblogOT: NBA Monthly Thread - April 2014
(537 - 2:04am, Apr 25)
Last: Maxwn

NewsblogConnie Marrero, oldest Major Leaguer, dies at 102
(26 - 1:40am, Apr 25)
Last: ajnrules

NewsblogOT: The NHL is finally back thread, part 2
(239 - 1:40am, Apr 25)
Last: Shredder

NewsblogPelicans' patient Gallo hits three homers | MiLB.com News
(6 - 1:33am, Apr 25)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for 4-24-2014
(65 - 1:33am, Apr 25)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogMatt Williams: No problem with Harper's two-strike bunting
(31 - 1:31am, Apr 25)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogKeri: Slump City: Why Does the 2014 MLB Season Suddenly Feel Like 1968?
(48 - 1:30am, Apr 25)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogJust how great can Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons be? | SportsonEarth.com : Howard Megdal Article
(10 - 1:09am, Apr 25)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogIndians Usher Says He Was Fired for Refusing to Wear Pro-Sin Tax Sticker
(27 - 12:55am, Apr 25)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)

NewsblogOTP April 2014: BurstNET Sued for Not Making Equipment Lease Payments
(2654 - 12:54am, Apr 25)
Last: Ron J

Jim's Lab NotesWe're Moved! (And Burst.net can bite me!)
(107 - 12:25am, Apr 25)
Last: Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame)

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread March, 2014
(1070 - 12:12am, Apr 25)
Last: Textbook Editor

NewsblogJonah Keri Extended Interview | Video | Late Night with Seth Meyers | NBC
(16 - 12:08am, Apr 25)
Last: Manny Coon

Demarini, Easton and TPX Baseball Bats

 

 

 

 

Page rendered in 0.4736 seconds
52 querie(s) executed