Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lance Berkman = Willis Reed

"It feels terrible. But like I told Ed Wade, ‘If I don't play when I've got bumps and bruises, I won't play many games.' They tried to take me out of the game in the first inning, but I wouldn't come out.”

Berkman will have an MRI today on his calf to see if there is a chance of doing long-term damage by continuing to play on it, but he is expected to stay off the DL. And then it all comes back around to the Founding Fathers:

If I can go, I'm going to go. It's the legacy Bagwell and Biggio left here. Those two guys played with all kinds of injuries, but if they could walk, they played. When I saw Bagwell in Los Angeles, I thought, ‘Hey, I have to be in there. I don't want to let him down.'”

In other notes, Darin Erstad is on the DL, but probably won't notice much different:
"In my role, it's not like I'm playing every day anyway. Just to be able to pinch hit, I just can't imagine that it won't be ready in two weeks."

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