your DONE when your DONE
Im sorry for all the ways??? we try to quit? from "ohh I have to cut down" No until at least in my view? your down to NONE!!!!!! you arent done...
Scott Proctor, recovering alcoholic, hoping to catch on with
sawleyMarch 2, 2013
Scott Proctor has a realistic chance of making the Giants bullpen out of
spring training. It’d be somewhat of another success story for the 36-year-old
who has already had to overcome a blown-out arm and a drinking problem.
Proctor, who says he’s now four years sober, was recently candid with the
media about his his inability to stay away from the bottle during his time with
the Yankees. From Henry Schulman:
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
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.”
Cleaned up and toiling in obscurity as a reliable closer in Korea, Proctor
picked up an effective splitter. Now back in the States on a minor-league deal
with the Giants, the righty hopes he can put the pitch to potent use against
big-league batters. He last pitched in the majors during a forgettable second
stint with the Yankees in 2011.
With a career ERA of 4.78 and WHIP of 1.47, Proctor is in the mix to take
Guillermo Mota’s old spot in the pen. But Proctor says he’ll be content if his
journey back to the big leagues means a detour in the minors. In two appearances
this spring, though, Proctor is off to an excellent start, giving up no hits and
one walk to eight total batters faced.
“Once I’ve jogged from the bullpen and haven’t tripped, I’m fine,” Proctor
said. “That’s the nervous part for me.”
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