From an MLB press release:
Nomar Garciaparra of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Jim Thome of the Chicago White Sox are the recipients of the 2006 Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Award presented by Viagra® (sildenafil citrate), it was announced today.
Coincidentally, there was this other release:
While trying to leg out an infield single in Game 2 on Thursday night, Garciaparra partially tore his left quad muscle, which he had previously strained. He will try to be Kirk Gibson for the rest of this postseason, however, since he is unable to run — let alone start — Garciaparra will likely be limited to selective pinch-hitting duties. Teammates and club officials issued words of appreciation for his unselfish efforts.
For all you newbies, we here at umpbump have hinted at such a Gibson / Garciaparra allusion.
Honestly, though, I shouldn’t be hoping for such late-inning heroics if I want my predix [see previous post] to have any resemblance to what’s actually going on. So let’s not stretch things.
Btw; it seems my fellow umpbumers have taken a temporary leave, deciding to unilaterally assign all blogging duties to me. So, deal with it.