Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 2/18/13
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Jeeze Louise.  The guy slipped on ice, fell on his shovel and put a divot into his spleen. If he hadn't gone to the E.R. when he did, the Twins would be wearing black arm-bands this year. They removed his spleen. He's lost a lot of weight. He's vowing to return. I dunno. Hard to think about Pavano, considering all the pain he brought upon the Yankiverse. Remember when he broke a rib in a car accident with his hot model girlfriend, and he didn't tell anybody? Remember when he pulled a buttock covering first? Remember our Yankeeography: The Bronx Buttocks?If he were going to lose a spleen, we wanted it to come from a line-drive off Jeter's bat. But when you look at Pavano's life, it's quite sad. There is only one period in the fossil record when Pavano totally sucked: While a Yankee.Take away those four years, and the guy had a nice career. But in NY, he won just seven (7) games. Imagine: If Pavano pitched the way he did before and after the Yankees, he would have won 64 games in that...
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